Dreamtime logic helps save the planet, says internationally respected Australian Aboriginal artist, Walangari Karntawarra.

Walangari’s exciting work is included in the Kick the Carbon Habit exhibition launched by the Natural World Museum and United Nations Environment Programme at Te Papa on 4 June, World Environment Day.

Artist, musician and teacher, Walangari will play the yidarki (didgeridoo) at the exhibition’s opening ceremony and receive the 2008 Green Leaf Award for artistic excellence in painting. Also at Te Papa on the following day, 5 June, Walangari will speak about the important relationship between Aboriginal culture, art and the environment.

Offsite, the Mark Hutchins Gallery, 216 Willis Street, Wellington will showcase a selection of Walangari’s spellbinding Western Desert paintings.