Walangari usually begins and ends his Sand Paintings by playing the didgeridoo (shown below)
In his own words: “Utilising my skills as an artist and teacher, my Sand paintings are a dynamic way of explaining my family’s cultural beliefs.
Drawing from our traditions as desert people, I am able to convey to the audience our knowledge of the cyclic elements of nature and the spirituality of the Dreamtime during the creative process.
As I explain the meaning of this form of living art to the audience, I encourage and guide them to participate in its creation.
The completed Sand painting is exposed to the elements and allowed to gradually fade and return to the earth. In keeping with the concept of impermanence.
Its great fun and a delight for people of all ages”.
Creating the Sand Painting with Walangari involves co-
Team Bonding is very proud to give corporate groups an opportunity to connect with leading Aboriginal artist, musician and teacher, Walangari Karntawarra.
Walangari has done many really beautiful Sand Paintings with groups. As part of the experience, he explains the concepts and Dreamtime stories associated with this traditional desert Aboriginal art form and expects the audience to participate in its creation.
Walangari’s inspiration to paint came from his famous great-
With the gift of his storytelling Walangari’s insights reflect on the importance of cultural foundations such as paying respect to the land and honouring Ancestors and Dreaming spirits.
Duration: Walangari can adapt his talk to suit your timing requirements but best to allow around 2 hours. The Sand Painting requires a “place”, presumably a visible, open but not high walking traffic area.
Group size: In order to have time for questions and open discussion, this event is most suitable for groups up to 35.
$1,800 + GST