Profile for Yulawirri ĘC Kamilaroi Aboriginal Artist |
Profile for Yulawirri ĘC Kamilaroi Aboriginal Artist.
Yulawirri is an Aboriginal woman from the flat country of North West New South Wales. Her language is Kamilaroi. Over the years she has been given a series of stories that relate to the Dreamtime, these stories were given to Alanna by special story keepers. For a certain period of time she was tested by those women, to make sure she was using the stories correctly in her painting and storytelling. Alanna is now a senior story-holder within her community. She is also a qualified teacher with an M.A in Education. During her artistic career, Alanna has had many exhibitions and been involved in various artistic projects. She has two children and a grandson. Both children are at university and will become teachers in their communities. Alanna opened the Gavala Aboriginal Art Centre in 1995 to help other Aboriginal artists in communities throughout Australia. The gallery was opened with an exhibition of her own paintings and ceramics. She has since been involved in many indigenous projects and has collaborated on important projects and other Aboriginal artist. Alanna was appointed to advise the minister on all issues relating to Aboriginal business and Tourism.
Costume Design Festival of the Dreaming.
Message Stick Design SOCOG
Clapsticks for SOCOG
Olympic Pole for Olympic Park
Ceramic exhibition Powerhouse Museum.
Painting Children of the Sun (Bill Clinton).
Ceramic Broach Teaching Children (Hillary Clinton).
Ceramic for special collection for SOCOG.
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