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Bush Women Exhibition: 25 Years On (Free)

21/07/2018 - 21/07/2018 Bush Women Exhibition: 25 Years On (Free)

Almost 25 years ago, Fremantle Arts Centre presented the ground breaking exhibition Bush Women: Fresh Art from Remote WA, the first showcase of works by WA Aboriginal artists from the Kimberley region and the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of the Western Desert. Now Bush Women: 25 Years On reassembles the works of Paji Honeychild Yankkarr, Daisy Andrews, Queenie McKenzie (Gara-Gara), Tjapartji Kanytjuri Bates, Tjingapa Davies and Pantjiti Mary McLean a quarter of a century later.Bush Women was originally shown in 1994 and marked a significant moment in WA art history, highlighting the practices of senior female Aboriginal artists from remote parts of the state for the first time. The collection of paintings, some of which were created at FAC during artist residencies, showcased a wide, varied and often surprising style of works. The exhibition’s original curator John Kean said “Bush Women tapped into a dynamic moment, as the expressive trends, that would reach their zenith in the new millennium, were emerging.” This exhibition is a first for Fremantle Arts Centre, an ambitious project that uses archived material to understand the role the organisation has played in supporting creative practices and bringing national attention to WA artists.