Le peuple Walrlpiri fait partie de l’une des plus grandes communautés Aborigène du nord de l’Australie. La plupart vivent à Yuendumu, ville reculée, à 293 km de Alice Springs, bordée par le désert de Tanami. Terre ancestrale pour nombreux de ses habitants, elle est la source de nombreuses « dreamings stories », histoires sacrées relatant le temps de la création et illustrées par la peinture.

« Warlpiri Tucker » décrit un rêve impalpable illustrant une terre originelle qui reprend vit par la peinture aborigène.

Par ce reportage, j’ai voulu apposer le réel du spectre photographique à l’abstrait de l’art aborigène qui donne à l’environnement tout un sens.

Il illustre une médecine imaginaire permettant à maintenir dans le temps un souvenir d'une terre qui peine à exister.


The Walrlpiri people are part of one of the largest Aboriginal communities in northern Australia. Most live in Yuendumu, a remote town, 293 km from Alice Springs, bordered by the Tanami Desert. Ancestral land for many of its inhabitants, it is the source of many « dreaming stories », sacred stories recounting the time of creation and illustrated by painting.

« Warlpiri Tucker » describes an impalpable dream depicting an original land that resumes life through Aboriginal painting.

Through this documentary, I wanted to put the real of the photographic spectrum in front of the abstract of Aboriginal art that gives to the environment whole the meaning. It illustrates an imaginary medicine helping to keep in time a memory of a land that is struggling to exist.


All videos representing aboriginal art were taken at Warlukurlangu art center , a not-for-profit organization, established in 1985 for the promotion of aboriginal art within Yuendumu's community. Special thanks to Cecilia Alfonso. See more there : https://warlu.com

Steven Jupurrurla Nelson is painting ‘janganpa Jukurrpa’ (brush-tail possum Dreaming).


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Sarah Napurrurla Leo is painting Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming).

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Fire for cooking kangaroo tail. Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia

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Sarah Napurrurla Leo is painting Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming).

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Wild Horses. Northern Territory, Australia

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Valda Napangardi Granites is painting Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming).

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Steven Jupurrurla Nelson is painting ‘janganpa Jukurrpa’ (brush-tail possum Dreaming).

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