This new exhibition offers a viewpoint into contemporary art from two Aboriginal-owned art centres in the Kimberley, Waringarri and Kira Kiro. It is a unique celebration of the vibrancy of Aboriginal art, specifically showcasing emerging talent.
Waringarri in Kununurra is the first wholly indigenous owned art centre established in the Kimberley, and one of Australia’s oldest continuously operating art centres. It includes Kira Kiro Art Centre in Kalumburu on the north Kimberley coast, one of WA's most remote communities.
These centres are places of support for the artists who live on Country, with over 100 artists involved. The artists work in diverse art forms, creating works that speak of Aboriginal culture and contemporary, personal, social and political issues.
This is a show that is innovative in its nature, promoting the interests of contemporary Aboriginal artists and their communities with a focus on those who have not had the opportunity, or rarely, to exhibit in Perth.
Featuring over 35 works selected by the Curator in collaboration with Waringarri, it will include painting, ceramics, sculpture, wood carving, and a short stop-animation project. A highlight will be the Waringarri Textiles, a project providing the opportunity for younger and emerging artists to develop their cultural expressions across new designs, colours and creative opportunities.
Curated by Sandra Murray
This project was generously supported by the City of Perth
Image: Angelina Karadada Springwater Dreaming 2021, natural ochre and pigment on canvas, 45 x 45 cm, courtesy Waringarri Aboriginal Arts
Friday 14 May, 6 pm
15 May - 26 June
357-365 Murray Street
Perth WA 6000
Disability access from Munster Lane
Richard Bloomer, Anita Churchill, Kelly-Anne Drill, Delany Griffiths, Dora Griffiths, Desma Mengil, Cecile Mengil, Jerita Mengil, Gloria Mengil, Helen Ngunair, Brenda Ningarmara, Nathan Thomas, Cathy Ward
From Kira Kiro:
Roger Boona,Clarrie Djanghara, Veronica Djanghara, Angelina Karadada, Matilda Oxby, Alan Peumora, Joelene Unghango
Artworks will be for sale, public programs to be announced soon.