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Video 1 – Warakurna artists introduction

At the National Museum we create a platform that supports a culturally safe learning environment which cares for and protects the rights of First Nations people’s beliefs and cultural practices. For First Nations people it is a tradition to tell stories in the sand or ochre depending on what region the storyteller is from. In video 1, the Warakurna artists talk about the early days of storytelling and how in the current day, artists paint their stories on canvas. Eunice Porter demonstrates this as she tells the story of the Seven Sisters Dreaming on her Country.

Warakurna artists introduction

Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this resource may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons.

This video is hosted by Cassandra Ingram, a Wiradjuri and Yuin woman who is an Educator at the Museum. Cassandra introduces you to the Warakurna community and art centre and the different ways they communicate their culture. Artworks discussed in the video are Seven Sisters Dreaming and Yilkaringkatjanyayi Pitja? (Has the plane come?).

For more information on artworks follow the link provided to view Warakurna works explained. Warakurna artworks | National Museum of Australia (