Booker-Lowe Gallery Talk: "Opening Doors for Aboriginal Art: The Elders of Yuendumu Told Tales at School"
Inspired by the Papunya painters who created a Honey Ant Dreaming on the wall of their community school, the Warlpiri senior men of the remote western desert community of Yuendumu decided to expand the concept, and to paint all the doors of their children's school. They literally created colorful portals through which the children would pass from traditional Warlpiri life into a "western-style" environment.
What did that mean for the art world? The doors are now in museums, but galleries and museums the world over show paintings from Yuendumu.
This conversation focuses on the indigenous art from Yuendumu.