Enter our 30th Birthday Raffle and you could own a stunning piece of ehtically-sourced aboriginal art.
1st Prize – Valued at $3,300
Untitled painting by Eileen Napaltjarri, Papunya Tula Artists
122 x 91cm
Eileen Napaltjarri is from the Pintupi language group. Papunya Tula Artists is entirely owned and directed by traditional Aboriginal people from the Western Desert and the work of its artists is highly regarded and is represented in public galleries and major museums.
This striking painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole and soakage water site of Tjiturrulpa, situated in rocky hills west of the Kintore Community. During ancient times a group of men and women travelled east from this site toward the rockhole site of Illpilli. Along the way they gathered material for the production of various tools used in everyday life. The lines in the painting depict the lengths of wood that are yet to be fashioned into a variety of tools including kulata (spears),wana (nulla nullas), kirtiji (shield) and kali (boomerang).
2nd Prize – Valued at $300
Feathered Piti Basket by Maringka Burton, Tjanpi Desert Weavers
Tjanpi (wild-harvested grasses), raffia and emu feathers; H14 x W36 x L56 cm
Maringka Burton has created a uniquely beautiful basket that echoes the shape of the traditional piti or wooden vessel of the Central Desert. Maringka has combined the earthy colours of the desert landscape with splashes of colour inspired by the vibrant birdlife and the basket has been finished with a rim of emu feathers.
Signed and Framed poster of painting “Judgement by His Peers” by Gordon Syron
Gordon is a Worimi/Biripi man and has been described as 'the father of urban contemporary Aboriginal art'.
Aboriginal Art Centre Pack
Proceeds from this raffle will support the essential work done by Arts Law Centre of Australia, helping Australia’s artists. In particular the proceeds will contribute to their Artists in the Black program, a unique legal service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists which provides specialised legal advice and support, especially in regional and remote parts of Australia.