Irrungadji Womens Project

Since 2014, a group of Martu women from the Remote Irrungadji Community come together to make a group mural for mental health. The project was majority funded by a Catalyst Mental Health grant which promotes wellbeing through community arts and music. We can’t forget the also donations by others such as TR Foundation. Terra Rosa Consulting facilitates these annual projects, and videographer Lincoln McKinnon in producing the media.

The women organize themselves into teachers and learners, with a big mob of support crew (kids, husbands, sisters and brothers). The women spend three days on the painting, and working together to plan, design and discuss its specific story.

Often it is the first time the elders share the stories, songs and dances to some of the younger ladies. Each year is a new story, the Seven Sisters travelling through the Nullagine area, four skin groups, Nullagine river, and much more.

The women always look forward to this time of year to continue arts and music projects that allow the intergenerational transfer of endangered cultural knowledge.

Images shown are of a few projects over the years. Big thank you and credit to Terra Rosa, TR Foundation, Lincoln McKinnon, Desert Feet Tour for capturing the moments.