Yulparija Calling: Featuring Daniel Walbidi
Yulparija Calling showcases the incredible work of the Yulparija Artists from Bidyadanga. Their improbable journey from the Great Sandy Desert to the Bidyadanga mission has been recorded widely, from the documentary Desert Heart, to their inclusion in the Canning Stock Route Project (as part of the National Museum of Australia’s permanent collection) and via many publications and newsprint stories. Their artwork has power in its memory and colour. The artists draw from their traditional country in the Great Sandy Desert yet are inspired by the saltwater colours of Broome and its surrounds. As a result the artwork pops with the vibrant blues and greens of the region. The youngest member and art star, Daniel Walbidi, will hold court with a small solo show amongst the quality and power of his elders paintings.