Artitja brings remote Australian Indigenous art with new exhibition I KNOW MY COUNTRY
- Dates:Mar 14-15 ; Mar 18-22 ; Mar 25-29 ; Apr 1-5
- Time(s):10am - 4pm
- Hosted By:Artitja Fine Art Gallery
- Venue Address:330 South Terrace, South Fremantle
- Ticket Price:Free
There is good news. The exhibition can be seen in its entirety through the windows of the gallery and we are just two minutes away. If there is a particular work you are interested in we can be contacted on 0418 900 954.
As locals we know distance is involved if we want to travel inland. Think remote Australia and communities such as Pukayiyirna on the Canning Stock Route, or Kulyakartu in the Martu homelands near Percival Lakes in the northern Great Sandy Desert, and we’re looking at travelling in excess of 1500kms from Perth to get there. And that’s just within WA.
Artitja Fine Art Gallery is bringing those places and their stories to South Fremantle through striking imagery in their forthcoming exhibition I KNOW MY COUNTRY which opens on 13th March.
Add locations Puntawarri, east of Jigalong; Tjukurla in the Gibson desert almost 2000kms away; head north east into the Tanami desert, then south to the tiny community of Kalka in the Pitjantjatjara lands near the WA/NT/SA border. All very remote and not so accessible.
Over twenty artists from eight remote Aboriginal art centre communities feature in this energetic, bold selection of paintings which incorporate profound knowledge of country by the artists.