b'FEATURED ARTICLEOn the eve of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations in February 2008, Aunty Matilda became the first person to perform the Welcome to Country at the opening of Federal Parliament. Her contribution to her community was recognised by the ANU with the conferral of the Degree of Doctor of the University in 2017.We are honoured and truly blessed to know Aunty Matilda as a friend of Burgmann College, as a traditional custodian of the land on which the college is situated. Aunty offers her care and support to our community and we are respectful of, and deeply grateful for, this connection and support. Artist, curator, educator and researcher, Dr Brenda L Croft is Associate Professor, Indigenous Art History and Curatorship, Centre for Art History and Art Theory,Wati Kutjara: Two Men Tjukurpa (story/law)College of Arts & Social Sciences, ANU. This portrait isBetty West from her series honouring the spirit of CammeraygalNgaanyatjarra, Warburton WA, 1940woman Barangaroo (c 17501791), whose resilience and fiercely held connection to place inspires many contemporary First Nations women. Croft employed theThis painting shows the Two Mythic Men (Wati Kutjarra) wet plate collodion process for the series because, Itresting, gathering wild food and conducting ceremonies doesnt hide anything Its not about making people lookin country to the north of Warburton Ranges. The short like something theyre not. Its about showing everythingcurling shapes are natural features of the landscape, youve lived through, all that youve learnt. and the two men can be seen resting between their respective bough shelters.Three paintings from the Warburton Collection, Maruku ArtsWe also purchased three important works from Maruku Arts in the Northern Territory. In 2019, Burgmann held a superb exhibition of works from Maruku in our recently refurbished AR Main Room. Three remarkable paintings remained in our custodianship, installed in this room, which is used by our residents for projects, exhibitions and general study. Maruku has been in operation for 35 years guided by an Anangu Board (read more about Maruku on the following page). The details of the three paintings are as follows:Betty West is minyma Yarnangu, a senior Aboriginal woman from the Western Desert area of Australia. She has spent most of her life in Warburton, helping it to grow from a mission settlement to the strong community it is today. A prolific traditional carver, painter and fibre artist with Tjanpi desert weavers, she is also a senior law woman and highly respected community member. HerTwo womens head rings, 2013 skills have been passed on through the Tjukurpa, the lawChristine West and way of life governing her country. Ngaanyatjarra, Warburton WA, 1952NOVEMBER 2021 23'