Artist Cynthia Burke
Title Landscape – Warakurna
Year 2022

Acrylic on linen

Dimensions 152 × 121 cm
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Cynthia Burke

Cynthia Burke was born in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) and now spends her time between Warakurna and Irrunytju (Wingellina) communities in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of Western Australia. Her creative and arts practice covers a broad range of disciplines. Cynthia began working with Tjanpi Desert Weavers in Warakurna in 2016 and worked across eight communities to support Tjanpi artists and their art making. Cynthia is also an internationally exhibited painter with Warakurna Artists and also works with Maruku Arts where she is a Director and the most prominent emerging wood carver.

Artist statement

Cynthia Burke’s paintings depict topographical maps of the country surrounding and of Warakurna Community. Her works often explore the changes this landscape undergoes with changing seasons. She maps out the numerous waterholes and sandhills to show the subtle contours of this country. While Cynthia’s paintings do not speak specifically to Tjukurrpa (Dreaming), her work is always heavily influenced by culture, country, and her family.