Frewen Arts presents: Connection to Country
March 1 @ 8:00 am - March 26 @ 5:00 pm
Come along to a wonderful exhibition of canvas paintings by First Nations Artists from the Western Deserts and The Kimberley of Western Australia depicting key sites across their desert country.
Australia’s Western Desert covers some 600,000 square kilometres, encompassing The Great Sandy, Little Sandy and Gibson Deserts. The land is a network of scared sites embodying complex and ancient cosmogonies, contours and spaces that hold profound meaning and intergenerational stories.
The artists’ response to their country and cultural lives are powerful testaments as well as masterful contemporary paintings.
This exhibition, presented by Frewen Arts, features winner of the General Painting in the 2021 Australian Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Bugai Whyoulter, and Senior Martu Artists; Wokka Taylor (deceased), Mulyatingki Marney and Jakayu Biljabu.
The show also features two large-scale collaborative paintings by the Wangkatjungka Artists of The Kimberley in the far north Western Deserts. Senior Artist George Tuckerbox worked with fellow artists to produce a series of collaborative canvases marking records of family ownership of groups of waterholes embedded in the knowledge and law of the Wangkatjunka people.