Group exhibition: Wild West - An exploration of the figurative in Ngaanyatjarra art - Art Collector

Eunice Porter, Tirngka-ku. Courtesy: the artist, Warakurna Artists and Merenda Gallery, Perth

The Ngaanyatjarra lands are located in Western Australia, approximately 1000 kilometres east of Kalgoorlie near the tri-state border. The 12 tiny remote communities that make up the lands occupy an area the size of France in the Great Victoria and Gibson Deserts. In recent years artists from the region’s art centres - Warakurna Artists, Papulankutja Artists, Kayili Artists, Tjarliri Arts and Tjanpi Desert Weavers - have started a new and innovative painting movement using figurative elements to explore and communicate a range of contemporary and historical stories. The artists refer to this movement as history or early day paintings. Come along to the opening and meet some of the artists from the Ngaanyatjarra lands art centres over afternoon tea.

Opening: 2.30pm Sunday 14 April 2013
Exhibition closes: 20 April 2013
Location: Merenda Gallery, Level 1/78 High Street, Fremantle WA 6160
Contact: 08 9433 1570
Email: manager@merendagallery.com.au


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