Warlayirti Artists

Warlayirti Artists (est. 1987) is a holistic artistic enterprise that prioritises the mental and spiritual health of artists and families through Connection to Country camps and cultural development, as well as daily arts practice.

Without culture, there is no art.


The former Balgo Hills mission and surrounding stations brought together eight language groups: Kukatja, Walmajarri, Jaru, Wangkajunga, Pintupi, Warlpiri, Ngardi and Manyjilyjarra. This region, known as the Kutjungka (together, as one), is in the south-east Kimberley, on the edge of the Great Sandy and Tanami deserts. Warlayirti represents over 200 artists from the Kutjungka communities of Wirrimanu / Balgo, Mulan, Kururrungku / Billiluna and Kundat Djaru / Ringer Soak.

Balgo Art has a reputation for vibrant colour, bold brush strokes and distinctly individual forms. The art from Balgo and the surrounding region is charged with the strength of cultural diversity.  The passing on of story through painting, as well as time spent on Country is essential for the intergenerational transfer of knowledge and the future strength of communities. For this multicultural and diverse artistic group, art is part of everyday life and cultural continuity.

Warlayirti is governed by a Kutjungka board of directors, made up of cultural leaders and an Elder advisory body. Our ethics are centred on working tjungarni (right-way) and with ngaparrku-ngaparrku (reciprocity, two-way relationships).

Our Artists


Shipping policy

  • Domestic freight costs are included in artwork pricing, please contact us directly for international freight
  • All artworks and/or items are sent via either Australia Post or TNT. Check JUNK MAIL for tracking number.
  • All artworks will be sent by 23rd August
  • As we are a very remote community, please allow 7-14 days shipping
  • If you need a work by a specific date please email to inform us and we will do our best
  • For international freight Warlayirti Artists does not include nor take responsibility for any customs charges that may be charged by the destination country

Refund policy

  • Refunds will be considered on the basis of;
    • damage or loss of artwork in transit
    • artwork appears different to what was depicted on web (at the discrepancy of Warlayirti Artists management)
  • Refunds will only be considered within 7 days of customer receiving artwork
  • After shipment of artwork refunds will NOT be considered on the basis of;
    • a customer changing their mind

Return policy

  • Warlayirti Artists will NOT pay for return freight unless in a rare instance of;
    • the wrong painting being sent
    • damage to the artwork in transit
  • Upon return of work, Warlayirti Artists will offer either a full refund or credit for a different artwork