About the Artwork on this Site

Wenten Rubuntja (1923 - 2005)

The artwork on The Safe Koori Kids website and the header for the fact sheets has been designed by Elder Wenten Rubuntja. Wenten belonged to the Arrernte Indigenous people of central Australia. Wenten died from advanced kidney failure in Alice Springs Hospital on 3 July 2005. This particular artwork is stained on a piece of glass and is called 'Arrernte Country' and is displayed at the Araluen Centre for Arts & Entertainment in Northern Territory.

Wenten was a key figure in the land rights movement, the protection of Aboriginal sacred sites in the Northern Territory and organised the formation of key Aboriginal organisations in Alice Springs over the past 30 years. His autobiography The Town Grew Up Dancing: The Life and Art of W. Rubuntja was published in 2002.

Teaching Modules Artwork

Kelli Holloway kindly contributed artwork to the teaching modules area of this website.