FORM Gallery - Whadjuk Noongar Boodja, Claremont, WA
27 October - 16 December 2023

Tjanpi is proud to be collaborating with FORM Gallery to present REPRESENT Aboriginal Figurative Practice in Western Australia (Part 1), the first in an exciting two-part exhibition series to be shown.

Co-developed by respected Whadjuk Noongar artist and elder Sharyn Egan, and presented in collaboration with Bunbury Regional Art Gallery's Noongar Arts Program, Martumili Artists, Mowanjum Art and Cultural Centre, FORM's Spinifex Hill Studio, Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Warakurna Artists, Yinjaa-Barni Art, significant independent artists and collectors, REPRESENT is the first in a two-part exhibition series surveying figurative practice by Western Australian Aboriginal artists.

Part 1 celebrates the senior artists and iconic movements in Western Australian Aboriginal representational art-making, while Part 2 in early 2024 will highlight the new generation of artists reinterpreting it through a contemporary lens.

REPRESENT features masterful paintings and sculptures exploring culture, heritage, connection to land, spirituality, history and the everyday.

Featured Artists:
Mr. Atkins | Gordon Barunga I Mrs. Benson I Mrs. Bolton | Mrs. Chambers | Mrs. Donnovan I Julie Dowling I Wurta Amy French | Mr. Gardiner | Philip Hansen I Sandra Hill I Noreena Kadibil I Elaine Lane I | Jatarr Lily Long | Kallum Mungulu | Mr. Mack | Mrs. McLean | Laurel Nannup | Eunice Yunurupa Porter | Helen Dale Samson I Leah Umbagai I Rhona Wallam | Mrs. Winsley