JAPINGKA Gallery’s new exhibition Pilbara Country shows the work of 10 artists from Yinjaa-barni Art Centre in Roebourne.
Yinjaa-barni in the Yindjibarndi language means ‘coming together’, which perfectly describes the feeling you get watching the artists work alongside each other in their studios in Dalgety House.
Although working together, all the artists have developed distinctly individual styles in the works that express their deep love for their homelands around the Fortescue tablelands.
Clifton Mack in his subtly layered paintings captures the shimmering sunlight skimming across the richly coloured rock faces.
Marlene Harold in her delicate works alludes to the Marrga Creation Story of Yindjibarndi country, while Allery and Melissa Sandy represent from an aerial perspective the physical beauty of the geographical formations and flora of their homelands.
View the exhibition at Japingka Gallery daily, at 47 High Street, Fremantle, or online at Japingkaaboriginalart.com.
For more information, call 9335 8265.