The landscape of the Kimberley region of north-west Australia finds vivid expression in the art of its indigenous peoples. It is a land of dramatic rock forms and stretches of arid earth. (The celebrated ‘Bungle Bungles’ stand at the centre of the region’s National Park.) The artists of the area (principally from the Kija language group) have developed their own highly distinctive style - working in natural ochres on canvas, and recording the stark silhouettes of their rocky terrain – its mythic origins and its contemporary history.
Amongst the celebrated artists from the region – with whom the gallery has worked – are Rover Thomas (who represented Australia at the 1990 Venice Biennale), Queenie McKenzie, Lily Karedada (noted for her representations of the Wandjina cloud spirits), and Lloyd Kwilla (who appeared with Rebecca Hossack on the 2008 BBC programme, Beat the Bank).