Welcome to Waralungku Arts. Contemporary Indigenous arts from the Gulf region of the NT
Bajirru Marrirru • Ngarnamaninji
The word ''waralungku' (pronounced Wharr Ral Loonghu) represents all of the language groups of the Borroloola Region and is the place name for the Burketown crossing on the McArthur River, the crossing on the main road just outside of Borroloola.
Waralungku is also associated with the Hill Kangaroo dreaming and an imprint of its feet, tail and hind quarters are located at this site.
Borroloola is a remote community on the McArthur River in the Northern Territory of Australia 30miles upstream from the Gulf of Carpentaria. It is set in a arresting landscape of rocky hills, cattle-grazed scrub, billabongs, and wide horizons.
Waralungku artists are producing some of the most exciting contemporary work coming out of Australia. They have a unique voice and unique style. The leading Borroloola artists depict both the life and the history of the community, as well as the distinctive beauty of the surrounding landscape.
They are images of extraordinary force-bold in composition, vital in colour, and layered with a sense of past histories and continuing connections.