Warnayaka Art

Rarri Street, Lajamanu, NT, 0852

The Warlpiri, of Warnayaka Art, live in Lajamanu, N.T.

Traditionally, their artwork was painted on peoples’ bodies during ceremony, and on the ground in sand.

Since the mid-1980s, Warlpiri stories have been painted with acrylic on canvas and used to educate younger generations. In keeping with technology, Warlpiri children have discovered digital art and other contemporary mediums to keep alive the stories and traditions.

Previously known as Hooker Creek, Lajamanu (traditionally owned by Gurindji people) was established in 1949 when the government began to move Walpiri people from Yuendumu.  Unable to settle on the ‘foreign’ land, the Warlpiri ‘refugees’ repeatedly walked back to their original communities until an agreement was reached to share the land.

The Warnayaka Art Centre is a community centre that welcomes all Lajamanu residents and visitors to the area. It shares stories and culture to maintain Warlpiri tradition.

Our Artists


Shipping policy

  •  We freight and pack your artwork safely with Australia Post
  • Artworks will be mailed requiring a signature on delivery to the delivery address you provide.
  • Because of our remote location in the NT mail can take 2 to 3 weeks to arrive.
  • All artworks are unframed.
  • If you are overseas we provide a quote for any purchases to include freight. All artworks will be sent once payments are received.

Refund policy

  • If you’re not entirely happy with your choice, we will refund the full amount of the price you paid for artwork when we receive it back in the original condition with all the paperwork we sent with it.
  • The return postage is not paid by us.
  • You need to notify Warnayaka Art within 5 days of receiving your purchase for this to apply.

Return policy

  • If you don’t like your purchase please return it to us in the original condition and pay the postage, we will provide you with a refund for the price of the artwork you purchased.   Please ensure it is returned requiring a signature on receipt.
  • Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair takes no responsibility for the cancellation, return or exchange of any purchases made at the 2023 online Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair. All cancellations, returns or exchange requests must be directed to the Art Centre/Vendor where the purchase was made.
  • Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair takes no responsibility for any or items that appeared different to what was depicted on the 2023 online Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair website