We’ve been waxing lyrical all about the Pilbara lately, and we’ve been incredibly lucky over the past few months to get a slice of the north west right here in Perth with Tracks We Share: Contemporary Art of the Pilbara.
The huge exhibition is a remarkable collaboration between non-profit arts organisation FORM Building a State of Creativity; The Art Gallery of Western Australia; Pilbara art centres Cheeditha Art Group, Juluwarlu Art Group, Martumili Artists, Spinifex Hill Studio and Yinjaa-Barni Art; plus independent artists Katie West, Curtis Taylor and Jill Churnside.
With over 70 of the region’s most exciting First Nations artists featured, the artworks utilise an array of mediums – from video installations to artefacts, hand-etched scratchboards and acrylic paintings – as well as represent a diverse range of perspectives and culture.
The landmark exhibition shares its name with the even larger, multi-year project it is a part of: Tracks We Share. The project celebrates and has documented the diversity and context of the Pilbara’s Aboriginal art movement on a scale never seen before.
While the exhibition runs until August 28th, you’ll want to mark your calendar for the 19th to 21st of August. This weekend-long celebration and free public program will boast an impressive roster of artist talks, art workshops and conversations – giving insight into artists, artwork processes, and stories of Country – check the full program HERE.
To find out more about Tracks We Share, you can visit their website HERE, or check out the exhibition currently on display at The Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Header Image: Wendy Warrie in Cheeditha 2021 by Claire Martin, courtesy of FORM.
This article is sponsored by FORM and very happily endorsed by us. Please see our Editorial Policy for more info.