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Alanya – new Ngaanyatjarra slang for “looking good” – is a bold expression of contemporary Ngaanyatjarra culture, created by young adults.

This stunning book was made at Wilurarra Creative, in the very remote community of Warburton Ranges (Mirlirrtjarra), Western Australia.

With 1,000km between here and our nearest towns (Kalgoorlie and Alice Springs), Warburton is one of Australia’s most remote places. Warburton is the largest of ten communities spread across the Ngaanyatjarra lands. Ngaanyatjarra remains the first language for people living here.

Alanya is a book for everyone, whether you can see all your families in these pages, or you’ve never been to a remote desert community before.

We hope you love it as much as we do and that this edition will be the first of many to come.

MAKING ALANYA

Alanya captures the vibrant living creativity in Ngaanyatjarra communities. In these pages, you will find the stories, both written and visual, of younger Ngaanyatjarra people living in a remote desert community (Warburton Ranges in Western Australia).

Alanya is the result of two years work and workshops at Wilurarra Creative, in digital design, photography, fashion, styling, marketing, advertising, messaging, writing and translation. More than 90 incredible collaborators – artists, volunteers, facilitators, photographers, writers, editors, models, stylists – have contributed to this extraordinary book, to co-create fashion photo stories, digital collages, or original Ngaanyatjarra ads. We have learned together.

These skilled, talented young adults have approached the varying elements of this project with a bold and individualistic sensibility. It is a prolific output and represents the unique and powerful voice of Ngaanyatjarra young adults, the issues that are important to them and their community.

We hope Alanya sets a new trend – not just in great hair and fashion – but in telling the stories, and representing the voices, of Ngaanyatjarra younger people. Like Wilurarra musician Grenville Westlake Porter says ‘Young people are looking after this place now’. Alanya shows us what this looks like.

Alanya was created with funding from the Government Western Australian through the Beyond Gambling initiative of the Department of Local Government and Communities.

IN THE MEDIA

THE ALANYA PROJECT HAS RECIEVED SOME WONDERFUL
MEDIA COVERAGE BOTH NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL..
CHECK OUT OUR LIBRARY OF PUBLISHED ARTICLES

WILURARRA CREATIVE & WARBURTON COMMUNITY

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Where is Wilurarra Creative, and Warburton, W.A?

With 1,000km between here and our nearest towns (Kalgoorlie and Alice Springs), Warburton is one of Australia’s most remote places. Warburton is the largest of ten communities spread across the Ngaanyatjarra lands. Ngaanyatjarra remains the first language for people living here.

 

Aerial view of Warburton Community

ABOUT WILURARRA CREATIVE

Wilurarra Creative is a one-of-a-kind program. As a community hub and incubator in Warburton, we facilitate a diverse range of creative programs and opportunities for self directed learning by Ngaanyatjarra people aged 16-30.
We consistently engage people in meaningful projects and provide real pathways to new opportunities through community building, learning, mentoring and employment.

All creativity, all community. Wilurarra Creative is bursting at the seams; full of people, ideas and action.

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Alanya was produced with funding from the Beyond
Gambling
initiative of the Department of Local

Government and Communities.

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