Welcome to Waralungku Arts. Indigenous arts from the Gulf region of the NT

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 vibrant contemporary work which reflects history and tradition, but also speaks of current issues and concerns for Aboriginal people of today. The leading Borroloola artists explore a range of themes in their work including the life and the history of the community, wider political views and environmental concerns and also (very often) simply the distinctive beauty of the surrounding landscape.

These are images of extraordinary force-bold in composition, vital in colour, and layered with a sense of past histories and continuing connections.