Exhibition Expressions of Interest

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

July 14 to September 10

On Now at Spinifex Hill Studio until September 10 2022

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.

To submit your expression of interest email your preferred hosting dates to exhibitions@artonthemove.art This can be specific exhibition opening and closing dates or it can be preferred months, including length of exhibition period.

Untitled, Nyaparu (William) Gardiner, 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 30.5 x 30.5 cm. Photograph c/o FORM and the artist’s estate.


Nyaparu (William) Gardiner


Painting, audio visual, works on paper, historical objects


Approx. 50 running metres


Marketing Kit (includes e-invitation template, artwork for hard copy invitation, media release, promotional images, logos and acknowledgements)


Exhibition and sponsorship panels
Artwork labels
Exhibition brochures (free for distribution)


September 2022 – March 2024. Available WA and interstate.

Cost Share

ART ON THE MOVE Members: $4,000 (inc. GST)
Non Members: $4,500 (inc. GST)


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