Colours ex­hi­bi­tion con­tin­ues suc­cess

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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.

Pic­tures: Rio Tinto

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.

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