‘Yuendumu Doors’ opens window into Australian aboriginal culture

Artworks created by the Yuendumu, an Indigenous community in Australia, are on public display at a gallery in downtown HCMC till July 17.
The ‘Yuendumu Doors’ exhibition attributes 15 of 30 doors originally painted at the Yuendumu neighborhood institution in central Australia in the early 1980s.

Elders of the Aboriginal Warlpiri individuals painted the doors in the very early 1980s with tales from Fantasizing, the Aboriginal belief system concerning the development of the world.

“The doors are an important cultural and also artistic collection in Australia,” Sarah Hooper, Australia’s Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, said at the exhibit’s opening ceremony Wednesday, according to a statement by the Australian consular office.

She said the exhibition was an unusual opportunity for Vietnamese residents and also citizens to experience some of Australia’s phenomenal native society.

Aboriginal individuals are known to have resided in Australia for at the very least 65,000 years. Among the Aboriginal communities living in Central Australia, the Warlpiri individuals are one of the biggest groups.

In the very early 1980s, the need to preserve the Warlpiri individuals’s practices as well as cultural worths for the more youthful generation and introduce them to the outside world ended up being immediate.

To achieve this goal, a group of elderly Warlpiri individuals was welcomed to the Yuendumu area college in 1984 to paint Dreamtime tales on the classroom doors, making certain that their offspring would certainly constantly remain in the background.
The Warlpiri Aboriginal team painted 30 doors with distinct concepts that stood for Dreaming tales and explained their homeland, origins, as well as culture.

These paints additionally noted the beginning of Warlpiri contemporary art, with the elegance of Indigenous cultural art provided in a western art tool making use of intense shade combinations.

After making it through the desert wind and sun for 12 years at Yuendumu institution, the actual doors are currently preserved and also shown at the South Australian Gallery.

The worldwide touring exhibit was established by the South Australian Gallery in collaboration with the National Gallery of Australia as well as the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The event is open to the general public at Hai A book shop’s gallery at 2B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 1.