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Alana McVeigh

Alana McVeigh is a premier Western Australian ceramicist whose delicate porcelain vessels focus on simplicity and form.

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Alejandro Tearney

Alejandro Tearney has been an artist for over 20 years, in that time always exploring new ways of creating and visualising work.

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Alister Yiap

Alister Yiap’s unusual approach to design has seen him create everything from contemporary rings to gemstone-shaped public seating in the Perth CBD

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Andrea Vinkovic

Andrea’s work is inspired by microscopic images of pollens, planktons, molecules and natural structures. It plays with the idea that natural objects of different origins and on different scale share the similarities and visual language we intuitively recognize and respond to.

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Andrew Christie

Andrew Christie is a maker of bespoke fine wooden furniture and objects. Andrew's background is in painting, filmmaking, and sculpture and he has qualifications in Fine Art, Graphic Design and Project Management. Andrew is passionate about making and also about helping others to create and learn how to use tools and materials.

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Angela Ferolla

Angela is a warm, inspiring tutor with an enviable wealth of practical knowledge and skills that she is all too ready to share.

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Angela Stewart

Angela Stewart is practising visual artist with a passion for drawing, completing a Doctorate of Creative Arts at Curtin University in 2011.

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Austen Mengler

Austen Mengler is a concept artist and illustrator from Perth who loves drawing monsters! His work is featured on video games, comics, album covers and film projects as well as other publications. Austen regularly exhibits at conventions around Australia and loves sharing his work with fans. He is passionate about drawing and has led workshops and tutorials both in person and through his YouTube Channel.

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Baluk Artists

Baluk Arts is based in Mornington and owned by Aboriginal artists from Frankston, the Mornington Peninsula and greater Melbourne. Baluk artists are from diverse Aboriginal backgrounds from all over Australia and their works reflect themes of identity. The active art centre is one of the few urban-based Aboriginal art centres to participate in the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair. Baluk Arts also participated in Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, and Carriageworks’ Black Arts Market. Several of their artists have been finalists in the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, Manningham Ceramic Art Award and the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards.

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Bello Benischauer & Elisabeth M Eitelberger

Bello Benischauer & Elisabeth M Eitelberger are currently artists in residence at Fremantle Arts Centre. For the past two decades their projects have utilised video, sound composition, performance and creative writing to reflect upon social and political issues. They are now based in WA, originally from Austria and have made many international projects as well as travelling to all different parts of the world. Together they work with students from all backgrounds on artistic productions, workshops and performance pieces.

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Beverley Jackson-Hooper

Bev Jackson-Hooper is a drama, history and literature aficionado who has taught at many schools across Perth as well as running her own drama school Kidact. Through her career Bev has directed a variety of plays including History Boys, Falling from Grace and Small Poppies and brings fun, creativity and inclusiveness into her classes and teaching style.

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Cherina Hadley

Cherina Hadley’s photographic practice spans both digital and film formats to inspire her travel photography and fine art work.

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Chloe King

Chloe King’s wealth of experience in the dramatic arts has seen her working across film, music theatre, TV, radio and presenting.

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Chris Rowett

Chris is an accomplished commercial photographer with a wealth of experience under his belt.

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Daniela Dlugocz

Daniela’s art practice focuses on a sophisticated knowledge of drawing and often centres around the forms of the human body.

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Darren Hutchens

Darren is an experienced mural artist and tutor. His large colourful murals can be seen all over Fremantle, Perth and surrounding areas.

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David Hyams

David Hyams is a well known and highly acclaimed musician, singer-songwriter and composer based in Fremantle.

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Dee Jaeger

Dee Jaeger is a passionate about all aspects of pottery, from the properties of wet clay, to the colours and effects of glazing, to the firing itself.

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Desmond Sweeney

Desmond Sweeney is a visual artist creating landscape paintings and seascape murals with 20 years experience in the arts and creative industries.
Desmond taught at NIDA in Production Properties for 5 years as a special effects, faux finishes and scenic arts tutor whilst working as Scenic Artist for Opera Australia painting props, backdrops and sets.

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Drewfus Gates

Drewfus Gates is one of Western Australia’s premier portrait artists, having painted all manner of prominent Australians from Supreme Court justices to professors, governors, and sporting identities.

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Duncan McKay

Duncan McKay is an artist, an arts researcher and an arts administrator and has been active in the visual arts in Western Australia since the late 1990s.

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Fatemeh Boroujeni

Fatemeh Boroujeni is a contemporary artist and designer currently based in Australia. Originally trained as a painter and industrial designer at Tehran, Boroujeni later pursued Masters in Applied arts and design at Curtin University and then Advanced Diploma of Jewellery Design at the Central institute of Technology. Fatemeh now teaches jewellery and is accomplished in many different techniques and is a warm and approachable tutor.

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Fiona Gavino

Fiona Gavino is an artist who works with a broad range of textiles, fibres and natural or found materials to create sculptural, woven artworks that are beautiful as well as environmentally sensitive.

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Fran Rhodes

Fran Rhodes is an artist and lecturer at Curtin University's School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, whilst completing her PhD studies and working as an painting tutor in the Perth area.

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George Lucas

George Lucas is one of a few very rare qualified silversmiths working in Western Australia.

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Gera Woltjer

Gera Woltjer is a multi-award winning and multidisciplinary artist, originally from the Netherlands who is currently based in Perth.

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Glen Stewart

Glen's classes at Fremantle Arts Centre seek to provide students with adequate skills, methods and tools through which to thoroughly explore their own creativity in a supportive and engaging environment.

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Golden Wattle Hookers

The collaborative duo known as the Golden Wattle Hookers was established in 2015 by mother and daughter, Jill and Holly O’Meehan. Their practice engages audiences through their use of mass crochet and they create playful and interactive installations through their shared love for making.

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Holly O’Meehan

Holly O'Meehan is a young West Australian artist with a multi-disciplinary art practice.

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Jacqueline Warrick

Jacqueline’s classes focus on the way in which a camera can be a tool to help us weave a narrative, capture a moment and explore new places.

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James Tinsley

James Tinsley is a visual artist specialising in portraiture and landscape paintings.

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Jenessa King

Jenessa King is an artist, designer and illustrator with a deep love of all things illustrated and graphic, from kids book pictures to typography. Jenessa holds a BA in 2D print and illustration and a Grad Dip in secondary teaching, after which she worked as a dance, art and drama teacher. Her classes provide a relaxed introduction to the world and history of illustration, drawing and dance.

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Jill Parnell

Jill Parnell has been teaching at FAC for over 15 years and her jewellery classes are still among the most popular in our learning program.

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Jo Darvall

Jo Darvall is a master of many mediums, including painting, sculpture, printmaking and even art writing.

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John Dornan

Glass artisan John Dornan has over 20 years experience producing high quality leadlights for domestic buildings, commercial properties and churches and teaching copper foiling and leadlighting.

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Joss Gregson

Joss Gregson is a prominent WA artist and a popular tutor at Fremantle Arts Centre.

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Julie Holmes

Julie Holmes is a jewellery designer and maker. Tribal and ancient cultures and their customs are the main influence of her work. Every single piece is unique and handmade. Textures, patterns and markings on metal and clay are handcrafted by Julie with imperfections celebrated. An emphasis of showing the makers hand is an integral part of Julie’s work. Natural fibres such as linen, cotton and paper yarns bound by hand give her work a natural and individual quality. Julie's work is stocked in Fremantle Arts Centre shop FOUND.

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Karen Castle

Karen has developed her photography courses to help beginners get to know they camera and get the best pictures they can through considering composition, lighting and narrative.

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Kate Weedon-Jones

Kate Weedon-Jones is a Perth-based textile designer with a special interest in dyeing and decorating textiles, whether with traditional Western and Japanese, or contemporary techniques.

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Ken Wadrop

Ken Wadrop returns to FAC as a painting tutor to bring his expertise as a painter of realism, Fremantle and the urban environment into the classroom.

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Kevin Robertson

Kevin Robertson is an active and well respected presence in the WA art community. A prolific painter, the artist exhibits regularly nationally and has had his work collected by Art Bank, the Kerry Stokes collection, Edith Cowan University, New Norcia Art Gallery University of Western Australia, Murdoch University and The Holmes à Court Collection.

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Kim Gillespie

Kim has been working in ceramics for many years, in her own practice and teaching both adults and children about working with clay. Having worked at Shenton College and more recently at Perth Studio Potters, Kim has a vast knowledge of different techniques for throwing, hand building and using various types of clay. Kim originally studied a Diploma in Studio Ceramics and went on to complete a double degree in Visual Arts and Education at Edith Cowan University.

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Lady Bananas

Lady Bananas, aka Sharna Garbin, is a freelance urban artist, youth mentor and art tutor.

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Leslee Rowlands

Loren Kronemyer

Loren Kronemyer is an internationally exhibiting artist from Los Angeles, California currently living in Perth. She is passionate about art and this is shown in her enthusiasm for passing on skills to the students she teaches.

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Louise Snook

Louise Snook is a prominent artist in WA for her work with textiles, whether as fashion pieces or as 3D art installations.

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Lucinda Crimson

Lucinda's classes are a fun and practical, perfect for those who are curious about the screen-printing process and those with a special project in mind.

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Luke Dux

Luke Dux is a WAAPA graduate and award-winning guitar player on the Perth music scene. Whether it’s his brooding vocals and fuzzy guitar in The Floors, his eclectic guitar noise in Timothy Nelson & The Infidels or his more countryfied tunes in The Wilds and Davey Craddock & The Spectacles, it’s safe to say that Dux knows his way around a guitar.

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Mangkaja Artists

Mangkaja Arts is a vibrant Aboriginal owned and governed art centre in Fitzroy Crossing, in the west Kimberley region of WA. Mangkaja represents artists across five language groups – Bunuba, Gooniyandi, Nyikina, Walmajarri and Wangkajunga. Mangkaja exhibits nationally and internationally with artists represented in each of the state galleries, the National Gallery of Australia and significant private and public collections around the world.

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Marilyn Morin

Marilyn hails from the highlands of Scotland and brings her enthusiasm and love of art with her.

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Marlish Glorie

Marlish Glorie is a novelist and playwright. She is a popular teacher of creative writing and mentors young and emerging novelists.

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Max Butcher

Max Butcher is a qualified master trade jeweller with 35 years experience making for the fine jewellery market.

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Melissa Harvey

Melissa holds a degree in Sociology and a Graduate Diploma in Steiner education and is a committed educator with a passion for bringing the creative arts to the community.

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Meredith Higgins

After 20 years performing around Fremantle and Perth, Meredith has been teaching music to all age groups and levels using the easy methods she has developed. Meredith ensures students enjoy the learning experience, resulting in the enjoyment of music through playing the ukulele.

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Michael Ovens

Dr. Michael Ovens received his doctorate in English and Cultural Studies from the University of Western Australia and is now working on virtual reality experiences set in the Middle Ages. Michael is an expert in developing computer based games and is bringing his knowledge to Fremantle Arts Centre.

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Miles Carpenter

Miles is a passionate tutor, his classes are an encouraging, practical introduction to possibilities of painting.

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Natalie Zuchetti

Natalie is an experienced art tutor with over 20 years experience working with a variety of mediums.

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Nicole Lance

Nicole's flexible and informative teaching style puts an emphasis on careful design and her classes will equip newcomers with both contemporary and traditional techniques.

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Padma Hamilton

Padma is a practicing watercolour artist, specializing in capturing the essence of the human body from observation (life model). A passionate outdoors sketcher who loves to create quick watercolour impressions from life.

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Peter Walker

Peter Walker is a Fremantle Arts Centre veteran tutor and a much-loved figure in the WA art landscape.

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Rashmi Subodhika

Rashmi is originally from Sri Lanka and after years of globetrotting working as an art teacher and learning about different cultures she has based herself in Perth.

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Regina Noakes

Regina Noakes has had a very international art education, having studied painting in Boston and Singapore before returning to Perth to develop her practise

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Renae Martin

Renae's classes provide a fun and inspiring introduction to the world of mosaics that will equip students with the skills to undertake their own mosaicing projects.

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Richard Gunning

Richard Gunning has a broad knowledge of art and art history and has taught at many tertiary institutions and universities in WA

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Roberta Leary

Roberta Leary knows textiles and colour. With over 25 years of teaching experience and success as a freelance designer specializing in hand painted and screenprinted textiles for interior design and fashion garments her classes are fun, colourful and inspiring.

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Robyn Varpins

Robyn Varpins has been working with clay as a sculptural material for over 25 years.

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Ross Potter

Ross Potter is a Western Australian artist based in Fremantle.

Originally from Brisbane, Potter made his move to the West Coast in 2007, working in the steel industry and creating art in his spare time. In 2011 he decided to take his art more seriously with the creation of his first solo exhibition. Potter’s passion for the arts continued to grow as his practice developed, leading him to pursue his artistic career full time in 2013. The artist now works from his studio based at the J Shed in Fremantle’s iconic West End.

Using Graphite on Paper, Potter dedicates his time to capturing the details in our everyday lives and finds escapism can exist in the simplicity of our very own reality. Altering perspectives and challenging our sense of place, Potter’s work captures the slow evolution of the urban landscape and how we as a community interact with our surroundings. As we fall in and out of love, it is the romance in these minute details that brings us all together.

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Sally Bower

A Maker and Designer from Fremantle Sally Bower is behind the label DELI. Making simple custom made clothing with an emphasis on living in the clothes you wear.

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Sandra Black

Sandra Black’s delicate, hand-detailed porcelain pieces are distinctive and well known in Western Australia for their refinement.

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Sarah Elson

Sarah Elson’s jewellery work centres on the myriad ways that the bizarre and wonderful forms of plants and natural materials can be turned into jewellery pieces through the method of casting.

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Sarah Landro

Sarah completed her Postgraduate degree in Creative Industries, majoring in Photomedia in 2014. Sarah is passionate about photography and shares her knowledge through workshops, with kids and adults, run both through her own business Camera Story (with Jacqueline Warrick) and for other organisations around Perth.

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Sarana Haeata

Sarana is a multi disciplinary artist whose work spans across ceramics, illustration, digital art and dance.

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Shana James

Shana James is known for her narrative style in both painting and printmaking.

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Shane Tholen

Shane Tholen is an artist with a wealth of experience in design and drawing and specializing in illustration and comic art.

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Sian Boucherd

Sian's passion for nature comes across in her beautiful woven baskets. Using only natural fibres such as sisal, jute and wool and combining them with the coiling basketry technique to make unique hand crafted vessles. Sian hails from rural Western Australia, and is now living and working in Perth (via London) and is selling her work and teaching workshops around the Perth and Fremantle area.

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Soham Harrison

Teaching is a satisfying part of Soham’s jewellery making practice and finds passing knowledge on to his students very rewarding.

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Sophie Guittiere

Local jeweller Sophie Guittiere has been working almost exclusively with polymer clay (Fimo) for over 15 years.

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Stephanie Hammill

Stephanie Hammill is a local, Fremantle based ceramic artist. She is passionate about all things ceramic and runs a successful ceramics business creating works of art, both functional and beautiful.

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Steven Aiton

Steven Aiton’s classes are by far the quickest to book out in each school holiday program. His knack for getting the best out of a room full of cameras, kids and plasticine results each term in a treasure trove of weird, wonderful and wacky animations.

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Stevie Cruz-Martin

Stevie Cruz-Martin is an award-winning cinematographer, director, photographer, and editor.

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Stewart Scambler

Stewart Scambler is one of WA’s most prolific and respected ceramic artists. His studio produces Bohemian Ceramics produces both fine art sculptures and useable domestic wares.

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Sue Ryan

Sue Ryan is an established artist from Queensland whose practice centres around the use of animals and the natural world and aspects of life in the deep north. Working across a wide range of mediums Sue delights in the act of experimenting with new materials to research and express her ideas. Sue is also heavily involved in GhostNets Australia which uses ghost net, lost or left fishing nets found in the ocean, being used as the basis for art and craft in indigenous communities where is was being collected.

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Susan Flavell

Susan Flavell’s work deals mostly with animal and human forms, including the real, the hybrid, the fantastic, the monstrous and mythical. Susan works with a variety of materials from cardboard to bronze bringing the materials alive, giving a sense of an individual life for the object. Susan is an experienced tutor and enjoys passing on her knowledge and skills to others.

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Teelah George

Teelah George is an acclaimed contemporary painter who is interested in the way that public and private archives can be used as a springboard for the creation of artworks and narratives.

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Tony Docherty

A self-employed master wood worker for over 25 years Tony Docherty has developed a range of unusual skills to make and manufacture timber product sold throughout Australia and the world.

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Viktor Eszenyi

Viktor Eszenyi is a passionate advocate for sculpture, particularly the historical, nuanced process of hammer-and-chisel stone carving.

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Warakurna Artists

Warakurna Artists is located in the remote community of Warakurna in WA’s Ngaanyatjarra lands and is a hub for three remote Ngaanyatjarra communities; Wanarn, Patjarr and Warakurna. Warakurna Artists facilitates the production of the artists’ work and is one of the leading organisations in the Western Desert Mob alliance.

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