UWA students Sophia Lunn (Art History) and Tamara Glick (Architecture) recently took part in an exciting regional work placement as a part of their studies in art history. They stayed in desert communities in the east Pilbara, working with Martumili artists.
During their 3-6 week visits they painted an art shed, prepared canvases, documented artists' stories, hunted lizards and kangaroo, catalogued artworks, packed paintings for transport as well as cleaned and sold artworks.
Tamara said "It was such an amazing experience and totally changed my perspective on desert living. Now I just pretty much want to find a way to get back out there permanently, as soon as possible!"
Other students went to communities in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands and Haasts Bluff (Northern Territory), and are planning to work in Arnhem Land. A total of seven UWA students have been sent to remote parts of Australia to work with art centres and artists, in a program that looks like it will be ongoing.
Funding for this year's program was made available through the Alumni Annual Fund, thanks to the generous contributions from UWA alumni.
Photo: Students Sophie Lunn (L) and Tamara Glick (R)
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