Colours exhibition continues success
Nearly $300,000 worth of Pilbara art has been sold at this year’s Rio Tinto Colours of our Country exhibition, including a record one-day figure of $56,000 on the final day.
About $260,000 was recorded at the main exhibition in Perth and a further $36,750 was made from sales at a satellite exhibition in Busselton.
Marlon Cooke, whose wooden artefacts were on display for the fourth year, said she was proud to be part of the exhibition.
“My family came with me to Perth to attend the opening night and loved the experience,” she said.
Yinjaa-Barni artist Maudie Jerrold’s “Seagulls and Cormacks” saw its debut in the State Art Collection after being chosen as the work to be gifted by Rio Tinto this year.
An estimated 7500 people visited the exhibition in Perth over the two weeks.
The exhibitions have generated more than $2 million and 1700 sales for Pilbara artists, their art groups and communities.
Maudie Jerrold with her piece Seagulls and Cormacks.
Rio Tinto Colours of our Country 2015 exhibition official opening.
Loreen and Kathy Samson, Clifton Mack, Marlon Cooke, Maudie Jerrold and Jill Churnside.