Waru (Fire)

These three paintings relate to fire. The Martu’s burning practices are based on the knowledge of plant and animal species and seasonal resources. This knowledge is still being passed down from Martu elders who grew up in the bush. Much of this information is embedded in the paintings, along with the locations of springs, soakwaters and underground water systems.  

By Various Artists

Minyawe Miller, Karlamilyi River, 2010, acrylic on linen, 76 x 122 cm

Ngamaru Bidu, Warntilli Wuru, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 107 cm

Rita Simpson (Muni), Karlamilyi, 2008, 76 x 122 cm, acrylic on canvas, Corrigan Collection

Nola Taylor, Minyawe Miller and Wakka Taylor explaining some of the plant species in Martu country and the use of fire to maintain the land, Fremantle Arts Centre, 2012

Waru paintings in We don't need a map at Fremantle Arts Centre, 2012

Martu artists and vistitors in Gallery 3 at Fremantle Arts Centre during We don't need a map, 2012

OTHER exhibitions