# 35729

DORRINGTON, Lynda et al.

Before the town got big

$65.00 AUD

Written by Elisha Buttler, Hamish Morgan, Mags Webster. Perth : FORM, [2010]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 71, illustrated.

‘Published in association with the exhibition held at the Courthouse Gallery, Port Hedland, Western Australia, 22 October to 24 December 2010. Artists: Irene Coffin, Noel Garlett, Lily Wilson, Willarra Barker, Topsy Bamba, Biddy Thomas, Joyce Kelly, Anne Sibosado, Max George, Maggie Ginger, Albert Pianta, Narlene Waddaman, Mollie Woodman, William (Nyapuru) Gardner, Lesley Jean Kelly, Josie McPhee, Valda Sesar, Maggie Green, John Kuiper, Esther Quintal, Topsy Bali, Winnie Sampi, Nancy Judiamiah.”The highly anticipated second exhibition from local Aboriginal art collective the Spinifex Hill Artists opens at the Courthouse Gallery Friday, 22 October from 6pm. Titled Before the Town Got Big, this exhibition delves into the stories and experiences that have shaped the artists’ lives while growing up in Port Hedland and the greater North West to the present time. The distinctive artwork offers a captivating insight into the social, economic and physical evolution of the town and captures the artists’ experiences through bold colours and contemporary design. Viewing the exhibition, you will notice the cohesiveness of the collection as a whole as well as each artist’s individual style.’ – Trove