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designsatellite -Today's new story on artist Yunkurra Billy Atkins, whose work is in the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, now on at the @artgallerywa

Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri, Bandicoot Dreaming, 1991 // “It is by the acquisition of knowledge, not material possessions, that one attains status in Aboriginal culture. Art is an expression of knowledge, and hence a statement of authority...since designs embody the power of supernatural beings, they are intended to be sensed more than viewed” (Wally Caruana, "Aboriginal Art (World of Art)". 2003)

Minnie Pwerle is an artist from the Utopia Community, Northern Territory Australia, specialising in contemporary Indigenous Australian art. She began painting in 2000 at about the age of 80.