Depiction of Trevor, a desert dog. Trevor was a little dog with a giant personality and self-importance. He was famous for biting people, and residents of Yuendumu are still sure that he had the record for biting the most people in town. Despite this reputation, he is still remembered in the community with love and affection.
Produced by the Warlukurlangu Artist collective. A template of Trevor was produced, and then an inmate at Alice Springs prison cut the shapes to size. The shapes were then delivered to the Warlukurlangu Art Centre, where they are bent, primed and hand painted by the artists. The Australian Museum is proud to represent art, object, jewellery and accessories from the Warlukurlangu Artists.
This organisation is one of the longest running and must successful Aboriginal-owned arts collectives in Central Australia. Warlukurlangu means 'belonging to fire' in the local language, Warlpiri, and is named after a fire dreaming site west of Yuendumu.
440x240x70mm, 600g approx