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Showcasing aboriginal art

Leisure
Stephanie Sutcliffe


ARTWORK by aboriginal artists in central Australia will be on display at La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art, Manama this month as part of the Spring of Culture festival.

The pieces come from Warlukurlangu artists of Yuendumu, who have been producing beautiful paintings for almost 25 years. 

Their art has been seen across the US and Europe as well as in India and Singapore and now Bahrain.

Warlukurlangu artists are recognised as some of the founders of the worldwide Australian Aboriginal desert art movement, often called “dot painting”.

These artists are renowned for their sophisticated use of colour and the way they illustrate their mythical stories of the earth’s creation.

The opening night on March 16 will be animated by The Right Fusion, with Franky on saxophone, Ahmed on Dujurido, Roland on the keyboard and Jason on guitar. Dinner will be served from 6pm, with the concert starting at 8pm.

Meanwhile, on March 18 at 8pm, La Fontaine will host a movie night with the screening of Rabbit Proof Fence.

Loosely based on a true story, it focuses on aboriginal girls who ran away from the Moore River Native Settlement in northern Perth, to return to their aboriginal families after being placed there in 1931.

It follows their journey over nine weeks as they walk 2,400km. For further information visit www.lafontainecentre.net or call 17230123.

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