Aileen’s rock art is putting on the Ritz

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Aileen Sandy, from Yinjaa-Barni Art, had an artwork commission for the Ritz-Carlton in Perth.
Camera IconAileen Sandy, from Yinjaa-Barni Art, had an artwork commission for the Ritz-Carlton in Perth. Credit: Yinjaa-Barni Art/Picture: Yinjaa-Barni Art

An artist from Roebourne is having her art recognised by people from all over the world, after one of her pieces was selected to be hung at the new Ritz-Carlton hotel in Perth.

Aileen Sandy, from Yinjaa-Barni Art, was commissioned to create the huge masterpiece, which now hangs in the foyer of the luxury hotel, by Linton and Kay Galleries.

Yinjaa-Barni Art manager Patricia Floyd said the painting was a major feature of the hotel and hits you as soon as you walk in the door.

“Most of the walls at the hotel are made from Kimberley rock and Aileen’s painting really suited that because it’s called Colours Through the Rock,” she said.

“She worked so hard on it, toiling away seven days a week for three months to get it done on time because she knew how important it was.”

Ms Floyd said the artwork now formed a permanent piece of the Ritz-Carlton and opened up further opportunities for the art centre in the future.

“It’s going to bring so much to Aileen and her artwork, as well as to the arts centre as a whole,” she said. “They’ve said if they do another hotel, they’d like to have Yinjaa-Barni art hanging, which is great for the future of the centre.”

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