Sharing culture through art across Australia
27 November 2019 | 3 min read
RPS works with clients right across the country on projects that enrich Australian communities. Understanding that community enriches our business too, we’ve proudly worked with social enterprise artists’ collective - Warlukurlangu Artists - to give story and life to RPS workspaces in 2019.
Established in 1985, Warlukurlangu Artists Centre is a not-for-profit organisation 100% owned by Aboriginal artists from the remote desert communities of Yuendumu and Nyirripi in the Northern Territory.
Not only does the centre promote Indigenous cultural expression and help emerging artists share their work with the world, it is a key economic empowerment mechanism for local communities, with a large portion of the proceeds from each sale going directly to artists and many other community initiatives funded and facilitated by the organisation.
RPS employees from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Newcastle were invited to select an emerging Warlukurlangu artist whose work resonated with them. These artists were then commissioned to create original pieces for RPS workspaces.
Executive General Manager for Insights Communications and Creative, Alistair Kingston, was a driving force behind the initiative. Himself a passionate collector of Aboriginal art, Alistair connected RPS with Warlukurlangu and worked with the organisation to commission the works.
Each piece holds a unique meaning and story, so check out the inspiration behind each artwork below!
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Discover more about Warlukurlangu Artists here.
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