July 3, 2023 - July 31, 2023


Location: West Perth
For Our Elders’ is a maxim that the artists from Yinjaa-Barni Arts in Roebourne live by from day to day. Well-known for their deeply personal works of collective memory, they render the wildflowers, river systems and landforms of their country onto canvas.

Frequently we find ourselves confronted by ‘ageism’ in our multicultural society and global world, forgetting that traditions and knowledge are handed down from Elders to the younger generations. ‘For Our Elders’, the Naidoc Week 2023 theme, celebrates the importance of our Elders and encourages us to look to them for guidance in the issues we face today.

Allery Sandy encapsulates the ethos:
“Yinjaa-Barni is working together, doing things together, you know, it doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, at least your heart is in painting, and working together. We like to keep that spirit going, Yinjaa-Barni, you know and it’s always working together.”