current events & exhibitions
15 Oct 2021–06 Feb, 2022
After lying forgotten in a shipping container for four decades, the earliest works of Balgo desert paintings go on display for the first time, alongside works from current Balgo artists.
Desert Mob 2021
10 Sept–24 Oct, 2021
30 year anniversary. Warlayirti Artists showcasing the three communities that made it strong. Balgo, Mulan (Warruyanta Artists) and Kurrurungku (Billiluna), each community created a large scale collaborative work which tells the story of each place.
upcoming events & exhibitions
Earth is Touch:
Recent Paintings from Balgo Hills
28 October – 31 December 2021
Warlayirti artists first show in New York City!
Mother & Daughter: the works of Bai Bai Napangarti and Pauline Sunfly
29 April 2022
The last of Bai Bai’s paintings alongside recent works by Pauline, painting her mother’s Country.
past events & exhibitions
TARNANTHI ART FAIR
15–18 Oct, 2021
The Tarnanthi Art Fair is a unique opportunity to meet Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, learn about their world and ideas, and buy works of art. Exclusive to Adelaide, this popular art event brings together creative works in diverse mediums, produced by hundreds of established and emerging, regional and city-based artists from across the country.
DARWIN ABORIGINAL ART FAIR
6–11 Aug, 2021
The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) online, provides a unique opportunity to purchase artwork direct from over 70 Indigenous-owned Art Centres, whilst being immersed in an exciting digital program of workshops, artists talks, film and fashion.
Pauline Sunfly Nangala: recent works
6-28 August 2021
Pauline Sunfly paints her parents’ Country, her ancestral places south of her home at Balgo (Wirrimanu), which borders both the Tanami Desert and the Great Sandy Desert in northern Western Australia. Her striking paintings depict ancestral paths, ceremonial designs and the stories of important Tjukurrpa sites associated with the native cat, goanna and kingfisher. They are reimaginings of deep cultural knowledge painted with a unique contemporary expression.
Awakening: Patsy Mudgedell
6-28 August 2021
‘Awakening’ by Patsy Mudgedell explores themes of identity, cultural acceptance, self-discovery and beauty. Patsy’s intoxicating works invite the viewer to make their own interpretations. Patsy says that art is a collaborative partnership between artist, viewer, Country, paint, canvas. Her purpose is sharing, believing that art transcends cultures.
Ngurra kutjuwarra: Kukatja Country
13 May–3 June, 2021
ART CENTRE CLOSED!
We will be on our much-anticipated trip back to country for this period. Stay tuned on facebook and instagram for updates on our whereabouts and get a glimpse of new works and events inspired by this epic trip back to country. We can’t wait to share the experience with you!
Revealed 2021: new & emerging WA Aboriginal artists
26 March–23 May, 2021
This year Balgo artists include works on paper from Miriam Baadjo | Jane Gimme | Gracie Mosquito | Marie Mudgedell | Helen Nagomara | Joan (Eva) Nagomara | Winifred Nanala | Helicopter (Joey) Tjungurrayi
Kutjarra Nungurrayi, Murnta Nakamarra: two Nungurrayi, four Nakamarra
26 March–22 April, 2021
A homage to the late Kimberley artists Nyumi Nungarrayi & Loomoo Nungarrayi displayed alongside the four Nakamarra’s: Veronica Daniels, Christine Yukenbarri, Patsy and Marie Mudgedell.