WAu! Focus in Western Australia Exhibition opening Fri 26th January at 6 pm. Welcome!
The aboriginal art of the exhibition comes from Balgo in the middle of the large desert, Great Sandy Desert. The distance to the nearest city is 270 kilometers. A firm and respectful relationship with land is conveyed from the aboriginal art and it transmits knowledge about land, traditions and important myths and ceremonies. The photographic artists are the descendants of European immigrants. Their relationship to the land and landscape shows a point of view of another kind. In their photos we can see desolated towns, and marks in people and landscapes left by harsh conditions.
The exhibition is carried out in co-operation with art center Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation in Balgo, Great Sandy Desert. The artists in the exhibition: Jacqueline Ball, Kevin Ballantine, Helen Clarke, Mike Grey, Imelda (Yukenbarri) Gugaman, Helicopter (Joey Tjungurrayi), Lucy Loomoo, Graham Miller, Marie Mudgedell, Patsy Mudgedell, Dora Mungkirna, Ningie Eileen Nanala, Bai Bai Napangarti, Elisabeth Nyumi, Kathleen Paddoon, Brad Rimmer, Angie Topsy Tchooga, Jimmy Tchooga, Juha Tolonen and Nora Wombi.