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A truly unique photo editing and selfie app

Available now on the App Store and Google Play

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Mirawarri examples
Mirawarri examples
Mirawarri examples
Mirawarri examples
Mirawarri examples
Mirawarri examples
Mirawarri examples
Mirawarri examples

Mirawarri is not like other photo apps!

Bursting with colour, beautiful Warlpiri painting from the Warnayaka Art Centre, and photos from Australia’s red centre, Mirawarri will bring your photos to life with truly original digital frames, stickers, and stamps.

  • Capture photos, interact live with custom photo frames, or import your favourite images from your photo gallery.
  • Over 100 bright digital stickers are easily and intuitively resizable, movable, and rotatable on your photo background.
  • Add colour and interest to your photos, make your own frames or decorations, or even create your own storyboards and scenes.
  • Have fun creating patterns and textures with multi-finger ‘stamp’ stickers (kids love this feature, too!).
  • Forget boring emoji and flower-crowns; add a totally different, eye-catching aesthetic to your selfies.
  • Then save your photos, selfies, and digital art creations to your camera roll, and share them with friends on social media directly from the app.

Warnayaka is located at the edge of the Tanami Desert, about 900 km south of Darwin in central Australia, in the Warlpiri community of Lajamanu. The Mirawarri app was a collaboration with artists Gretta Louw and Owen Mundy / Sneakaway Studio. It’s the first photo editor app celebrating Indigenous Australian visual culture and combines traditional Aboriginal Art aesthetics with the vibrant, media-savvy approach of contemporary Warlpiri.

Support artists, acquire art

Many of the unique works featured in the Mirawarri app are available to purchase through Warnayaka Art at affordable prices. Click an image to explore!

Mirawarri features artwork from the Warnayaka Art Centre with dreaming paintings by: Rosie Napurrurla Tasman, Lily Nungarrayi Hargraves, Molly Napurrurla Tasman, Rebecca Napanangka Farrell, Judy Napangardi Martin, Biddy Nungarrayi Timms, Jerry Jangala Patrick, Ursula Napangardi Marks, Bronwen Nungarrayi Sampson, Neil Jupurrurla Cook, and others. The app also features the photography of Michael Erglis, Gretta Louw, Louisa Erglis, Ursula Napangardi Marks, and Warnayaka staff.

Mirawarri in the world

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Mirawarri was part of the exhibition Networking the Unseen, curated by Gretta Louw, at the Villa Merkel museum in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany. Running from December 17th, 2017 to March 4th, 2018, the exhibition featured artworks in a wide variety of media that deal with the intersecting themes of culture and technology. The Mirawarri installation incorporated a large-scale custom wallpaper designed by Gretta Louw, a video, and an interactive display where visitors could try out the app for themselves.

National Portrait Gallery

Mirawarri was presented at the National Portrait Gallery as part of an in-house #deadlyselfie art cart experience in Canberra, Australia during Reconciliation Week 2018. Project coordination and custom illustrations (featuring Romlie) by April Phillips.

Mirawarri Custom Wallpaper

An installation of Mirawarri will be part of the exhibition Iconicity at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery at Stony Brook, New York alongside artworks by American Artist, Carla Gannis, Jan Robert Leegte, Tabita Rezaire and others. Curated by Gretta Louw, the exhibition examines the power of icons and the hidden cultural biases and narratives that they convey.

Get in touch - share, help, and press enquiries

Have you made something beautiful with Mirawarri? Tweet it to us and we’ll share it - we may even include it in an exhibition!

Need help with something or want to pass on some feedback? We’d love to hear from you, drop us a line.

Want to write about Mirawarri? Download the press kit.

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Coordination and design by Gretta Louw; programming and tech consultation by Owen Mundy and Sneakaway Studio; coordination in Lajamanu and consultation by Louisa Erglis; cultural consultation and project ownership by the Warnayaka Art Centre Board and Neil Jupurrurla Cook. With funding from the Northern Territory Government of Australia and the Warnayaka Art and Cultural Aboriginal Corporation.

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