Yinjaa-Barni Art - Art Collector

Maudie Jerrold, Cossack Tidal Flows, acrylic on canvas, 140 x 83cm. Courtesy: the artist and Yinjaa-Barni Art, Western Australia

Yinjaa-Barni Art is a not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation working with a group of talented artists who predominantly belong to the Yindjibarndi language group and whose ancestral homelands are around the Millstream Tablelands in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

In the Yindjibarndi language, Yinjaa-Barni means staying together. At the art centre, this expression is found in the artists’ enjoyment of working together. It’s also found in their artworks, which, through their visual language, provide a rich and meaningful way of bridging cultures.

The Yinjaa-Barni artists have strong individual styles, although all share the common desire to depict what is dear to their hearts – their country, their culture and the plant life typical of their region. For the older members of the group, art is an important means of expressing and relaying their love of land and culture to younger generations. Along with storytelling, art is one of the main mediums used to pass on knowledge, particularly about local plants and their traditional uses.

Works by Yinjaa-Barni artists have been awarded prizes in both regional and national competitions, shown in national and international galleries and have found their way into public and private national and international collections.

Yinjaa-Barni Art is located in a heritage-listed cottage on the main street of Roebourne, a small town between Karratha and Port Hedland in Western Australia’s Pilbara region in the north-west of the state.

Current artists

  • Clifton Mack
  • Marlene Harold
  • Maudie Jerrold
  • Allery Sandy
  • Aileen Sandy
  • Melissa Sandy
  • Justina Willis
  • Wendy Darby
  • Celia Sandy
  • Dawn Sandy
  • Donna Willis
  • Joana Willis
  • Janice Sandy
  • Shirley Wally
  • Emily Sandy
  • Bianca Long
  • Nina Smith
  • Treinaya Phillips
  • Sheryl Hicks

Yinjaa-Barni Art
Lot 3 Roe Street
Roebourne WA 6718

Phone: 0439 494 757
Email: yinjaa.barni.art@bigpond.com
Web: www.yinjaa-barni.com.au