Australian Ambassador to India, Barry O’Farrell, recently visited the ‘Jarracharra: Dry Season Wind’ exhibition of textiles, which was hosted in New Delhi. The exhibition showcased the work of renowned Indigenous artist, Matjangka (Nyukana) Norris, who is a senior custodian of the Warlpiri nation of Central Australia. The exhibition was organised by the Australian High Commission in partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation.
Ambassador O’Farrell was given a tour of the exhibition by Nyukana and her daughter, notable artist, Yukultji Napangati. The Ambassador was enthralled by the vibrant artworks and also had a conversation about the importance of culture, language and tradition for Indigenous Australians.
The Australian High Commission and the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to promote cultural exchange between the two nations. This exhibition was part of the cultural exchange and aims to bring the extraordinary art of Indigenous Australia to the Indian public. The exhibition will be open for public viewing until the 18th of August.