Warlukurlangu Artists - Otto Sims
Medium size card, 105 x 148 mm, gloss finish. Blank inside with information about the individual artist and the organisation printed on the back. Supplied with a recycled kraft envelope.
The Artists -
Otto Jungarrayi Sims was born in 1960 at Yuendumu, about 290km northwest of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. He remembers spending much of his childhood travelling in the surrounding country of this region. Otto finished high school in Yuendumu and has continued his studies through the indigenous college in Alice Spring where he obtained a bachelor in Business. He has worked for Yuendumu Council and the Tanami Goldmine in the 1990's. Otto paints his father's, Paddy Japaljarri Sims, stories, that were passed down to Paddy by his parents, and their parents before them for millennia. Otto is currently the Chair of Warlukurlangu Artists, both a community elder and artist.
This card is based on his artwork Warlu Jukurrpa (Fire Dreaming)
Warlukurlangu Artists is one of the longest running and most successful Aboriginal-owned art centres in Central Australia. Royalties from the sale of these products directly benefit the artist and their community.