Western Desert show – March 2014 inner front

Aboriginal Contemporary, is delighted to present Colours Of Country – an exhibition of contemporary art from the Western Desert. 

The exhibition, held as part of Art Month, will showcase a mixture of senior and emerging Aboriginal artists with a strong connection to the country around the infamous Canning Stock Route. All of the works challenge the widely held notions of ‘desert art’ with strikingly bold colours, textures and designs.

Art plays a particularly important role in the cultural and economic life of these Western Desert communities.  Many of the artists are senior custodians of cultural heritage who use their arts practices as a conduit for passing on knowledge of country and culture to younger family members.