Warlayirti Artists

Ngurra are the places we came from, our Country. We came to the mission from Kiwirrkurra, from Canning Stock Route, from Mulan lake Country. All the different families. All now to this Country we call Balgo.

Eva Nagomara, Senior Artist
Warlayirti Artists have a reputation for vibrant colour, bold brush strokes and distinctly individual art works. As one of Australia’s leading Indigenous art centres, Warlayirti specialises in fine-art paintings, works-on-paper, silk-scarf dyeing and artefacts. The Art Centre is located in the community of Balgo (Wirrimanu) in the south-east Kimberley on the edge of the Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts in the Kutjungka region of northern Western Australia. Wirrimanu is the ceremonial hub for several Indigenous clans and is a site for the Luurnpa Tjukurrpa (Kingfisher Dreaming).
Established in 1987, Warlayirti Artists represents around 200 artists across three communities in the Kutjungka region – Kururrungka (Billiluna), Mulan (Warruyanta Artists) and Wirrimanu (Balgo). There are eight different language groups – Kukatja, Ngardi, Djaru, Warlpiri, Walmajarri, Wangkajunga, Pintupi and Manyjiljarra – each with their own history and stories to tell. For this multicultural and diverse artistic group, art is part of everyday life and cultural continuity. 

Warlayirti Artists is proudly 100% Aboriginal owned and governed, not-for-profit organisation with deductible gift recipient status. 

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Our Artists

Policies

Shipping policy

  • Domestic freight costs are included in artwork pricing, please contact us directly for international freight
  • All artworks and/or items are sent via either Australia Post or TNT
  • All artworks will be sent by 17th August
  • As we are a very remote community, please allow 7-14 days shipping
  • If you need a work by a specific date please email to inform us and we will do our best
  • For international freight Warlayirti Artists does not include nor take responsibility for any customs charges that may be charged by the destination country

Refund policy

  • Refunds will be considered on the basis of;
    • damage or loss of artwork in transit
    • artwork appears different to what was depicted on web (at the discrepancy of Warlayirti Artists management)
  • Refunds will only be considered within 7 days of customer receiving artwork
  • After shipment of artwork refunds will NOT be considered on the basis of;
    • a customer changing their mind

Return policy

  • Warlayirti Artists will NOT pay for return freight unless in a rare instance of;
    • the wrong painting being sent
    • damage to the artwork in transit
  • Upon return of work, Warlayirti Artists will offer either a full refund or credit for a different artwork