Participating Art Centres
Cheeditha Art Group
Cheeditha is a small Aboriginal community not far from Yirramagardu (Ieramugadu, Roebourne) in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It was established in the 1970s by a group of Elders who camped in the old woolshed buildings of Mt Welcome Station, just south of Roebourne. In 1985, with the assistance of the Western Australian Government, houses were built and the community has grown to around 60 people.
Juluwarlu Art Group
Juluwarlu Art Group is part of Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal-owned organisation dedicated to preserving, recording, and promoting the culture of Yindjibarndi people. Based in Roebourne, Juluwarlu provides significant support and services to artists of all ages, enabling them to develop skills, share their artworks and stories, and earn an income through the expression and maintenance of their culture.
Martumili Artists was established by Martu people in 2006. Based in Parnpajinya’s (Newman’s) East Pilbara Arts Centre, the art centre supports artists in the remote communities of Kunawarritji, Punmu, Parnnguyrr, Jigalong, Warralong, and Irrungadji, as well as Newman. The artists and their families are the traditional custodians of vast stretches of the Great Sandy, Little Sandy and Gibson Deserts, as well as the Karlamilyi (Rudall River) area.
Spinifex Hill Studio
Spinifex Hill Studio stands on Kariyarra Country in South Hedland and is home to one of the most recently-formed Aboriginal art collectives in the north-west of Australia, Spinifex Hill Artists. Presenting contemporary art which covers a breadth of styles, the Studio has always attracted and worked with artists from many different languages groups, including Kariyarra, Nyamal, Banyjima, Nyiyaparli, Yindjibarndi, Noongar, Ngarla, Manyjilyjarra, Warnman, Kartujarra, and Nyangumarta.
Yinjaa-Barni artists began painting at Roebourne’s Pilbara Aboriginal Church in 2004, before moving to the heritage-listed Dalgety House on the banks of the Harding River where they are still based. The art centre is nationally renowned for its artists’ intricately-patterned aesthetic, which celebrates the breathtaking natural beauty of Yindjibarndi Country.
The Gallery will be open from 10am-5pm
Tracks We Share: Contemporary Art of the Pilbara will be open from 10am with last entry at 4.45pm
Admission to the Gallery is free however, donations are always welcomed
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