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Image credit: Nyaparu (William) Gardiner, Strelley Mob II, 2017. Image courtesy of FORM and Spinifex Hill Studio.

He is Myself: The Art of Nyaparu (William) Gardiner

About this exhibition

He is Myself: The Art of Nyaparu (William) Gardiner

Born in the years leading up to Australia’s first Aboriginal workers’ strike of 1946-1949, Mr. Gardiner (1943-2018) lived, worked and raised a family in the country’s remote north west regions. Engaged in both pastoral life and mining―two industries that have driven the nation’s wealth over the past century― Mr. Gardiner experienced firsthand a period of burgeoning Aboriginal political self-determination, through his association with the iconic Pilbara-based ‘Strelley Mob’. He is Myself: The Art of Nyaparu (William) Gardiner presents more than 50 artworks created by Mr. Gardiner during the last four years of his life at Spinifex Hill Studio in South Hedland, including many previously unseen works.

Curated and produced by FORM, this exhibition offers an exceptional insight into the fascinating life of a man who, through his travels and experiences, embodies an era of unprecedented social and economic change for Western Australia and its Aboriginal peoples.

Exhibition Package Details

MEDIAPainting, audio visual, works on paper
INSTALLATIONMinimum of 60 running metres
MARKETINGMarketing Kit (includes e-invitation template, artwork for hard copy invitation, media release, promotional images, logos and acknowledgements)
INTERPRETATION MATERIALSExhibition and sponsorship panels
Artwork labels
Exhibition brochures (free for distribution)
Full catalogue (available for purchase)
TOUR DURATIONUntil May 2024.
Available WA and interstate.
COST SHAREART ON THE MOVE Members: $4,000 (inc. GST)
Non Members: $4,500 (inc. GST)

He is Myself: The Art of Nyaparu (William) Gardiner, Exhibition opening at Spinifex Hill Studio & Project Space, 2022. Image photography by Joseph Penipe, image courtesy of FORM building a state of creativity.

Untitled, Nyaparu (William) Gardiner, 2018. Image c/o FORM and the artist’s estate.

Nyaparu William Gardiner He is Myself Walking

He is Myself Walking, Nyaparu (William) Gardiner, 2018. Image c/o FORM and the artist’s estate.

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