Saltwater Soul Desert Heart: New works from Bidyadanga
The artists from Bidyadanga dramatically altered the colour palette of the whole desert art movement. In order to pay tribute to the Karrajarri, whom had taken them in when they left their traditional desert country in the late 1960's and early 1970's, they chose to paint their desert homeland using the colours of the saltwater country. This was radical, and created a movement with ramifications still impacting the desert painters today. They started painting in 1998, many of the artists are no longer with us, but they live on through the dynamic and powerful art. A tribute to their traditional bush life, and the extraordinary power and history of the Great Sandy Desert.