PAMPA TJILPI ART - OLD LADY, OLD MAN ART: Paintings from border desert country

24 August - 13 September 2018

Short St Gallery presents Pampa Tjilpi Art. This translates to old lady, old man art. The exhibition brings together a diverse and vibrant interpretation of country from senior artists from the communities of Warakurna, Patjarr and Wanarn.


Many of the artworks have been created as result of the painting therapy program at Wanarn and the outreach workshops with the artists at Kayili. The artists featured in the exhibition are renowned for their innovative and dynamic storytelling. They use paint as an important vehicle for cultural expression, ensuring the maintenance of their sacred stories and largely unwritten histories.


The artists featured have a long art practice history and a loyal and celebrated following including luminaries such as, Neville McArthur, Elaine Lane, Nola Campbell, Manupa Butler and many more. We also take this moment to honour the life of Mrs E Giles. Her legacy lives on in her superb paintings of country and home. Please join us to view this extraordinary exhibition. Opens 24 August 2018, all welcome.