Pilbara art showcased at Perth exhibition
The rich Aboriginal art of Roebourne and surrounding towns has gone on show at a major annual exhibition in Perth.
Now in its 11th year, Woodside Energy’s Ngurra Nyingu Art Exhibition is showcasing more than 300 works from Pilbara Aboriginal artists at the WA State Theatre Centre.
Local art groups part of the exhibition include Yinjaa-Barni Art, Roebourne Art Group, Cheeditha Art Group and Juluwarlu Aboriginal Corporation, as well as independent artists from Roebourne, Wickham, Karratha and Pannawonica.
A Woodside spokesman said the exhibition, which opened on January 24, was an important annual event for the company.
“Woodside Pluto LNG is proud to sponsor the Ngurra Nyingu Art Exhibition and is excited to be a part of the expansion of the exhibition, which features as a key event at the Fringe World Festival in Perth this year,” he said.
Yinjaa-Barni Art centre manager Patricia Floyd said the exhibition was a boon to artists in the Roebourne, Wickham and Cheeditha communities.
“It’s an exhibition that runs every year and it’s a good opportunity for our artists’ work to be out there,” she said.
“It’s also a good opportunity to bring money back into the centre, which is very hard to do in the Pilbara.
“There are a few different groups involved now and different kinds of art, which is really nice because it’s good that we can have a variety of works showcased from the Pilbara.”
Ngurra Nyingu is open from 10am-6pm every day until February 6.
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