Desert River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley is the highly anticipated culmination of the Art Gallery of WA’s six-year Kimberley visual arts project, Desert River Sea: Kimberley Art Then and Now.
This landmark exhibition showcasing the vibrant and contemporary creative talent of Kimberley artists opens with a cultural celebration on 9 February 2019.
New works from six Kimberley art centres and three independent artists will be presented alongside a selection of legacy works from art centre collections. Together with works from AGWA’s collection, the exhibition offers a rare experience of the land, artists and art of the Kimberley.
Art Centres/Artists involved in the exhibition:
• Daniel Walbidi (Bidyadanga)
• Darrell & Garry Sibosado (Lombadina)
• Kira Kiro Art Centre (Kalumburu)
• Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency (Fitzroy Crossing)
• Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre (Mowanjum)
• Waringarri Aboriginal Arts (Kununurra)
• Warlayirti Artists (Balgo)
• Warmun Art Centre (Warmun)
The exhibition has been shaped by the people and the places of the Kimberley. Artists and art centres have embraced the opportunity to share their stories of country and lived experience through innovative contemporary art practice.
CURATED BY CARLY LANE, CURATOR ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ART AND EMILIA GALATIS, COMMUNITY LIAISON & PROJECT COORDINATOR.
SOURCE: Art Gallery of Western Australia