Short St Annexe is proud to present Changing Colours, featuring the acclaimed artist Aileen Sandy and prominent members of the Yindjibarndi artists. Aileen’s work is known for her restrained use of colour and distinctive lines and circles. Her paintings portray the changing colours of the Fortescue rock faces in her traditional country around the Millstream Tablelands. Aileen’s work has won several prestigious art awards including the Cossack Art Award for landscape painting and has recently been acquired by a number of institutions, such as the Art Gallery of WA and the Ritz Carlton in Perth.
The Yindjibarndi artists predominately belong to ancestral lands surrounded by the Fortescue River and Millstream Tablelands and are based in Roebourne in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The art centre is known as Yinjaa-Barni which translates as ‘staying together’. Together the artists create deeply personal artworks of collective memory, painting the wildflowers, river systems and landforms from their homeland. This cross-generational bed of talent and knowledge is an insight into the exciting contemporary art coming out of the Pilbara right now.
Changing Colours also features artworks by award winning artist Allery Sandy whose work featured in the SBS documentary Marni and who is heavily represented in institutional collections across Australia. Her paintings celebrate the Yindjibarndi landscape as it changes with the seasons. Aileen and Allery are joined by Maudie Jerrold, Justina Willis, Marlene Harrold and Melissa Sandy. To view this exciting exhibition join us in our new space Short St Annexe or online via the link below.