Exhibition

Pujiman

Beach Street Gallery

January 16 to February 13

About this exhibition

Pujiman is a major collaboration between Spinifex Hill Artists and Martumili Artists. The art centres, both located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, have united to bring the last pujiman (desert born) generation together with their younger artists. Featuring animation, film and drawing, as well as the painting practice that has been the foundation of both art centres, Pujiman showcases the powerful contemporary Indigenous arts practice of the Pilbara.

“Anybody can come and paint in Martumili, this is for all of us, anybody can paint. Young artists will learn how it was in the pujiman days when they paint. They will learn about the country. We must learn, you know, from the old people, so we can hold onto our stories. Here they are teaching us young ones.”
– Emerging Martu artist Cyril Whyoulter

Listen below to the Pujiman podcast!

The Pujiman podcast is part of the ART ON THE MOVE Act-Belong-Commit Learning and Community Engagement Program, proudly sponsored by Healthway, promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message. Thank you to the Martumili Artists and Spinifex Hills Artists for sharing their stories. Recorded by Brains Designs.

Image credit: Mulyatingki Marney and Maywokka Chapman Wilarra, 2017. Image courtesy Martumili Artists
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Venue

Beach Street Gallery

Address

117 Beach Street, Fremantle WA 6160

ORGANISING INSTITUTION

Martumili Artists and Spinifex Hill Studios

ARTISTS

Yunkurra Billy Atkins, Jakayu Biljabu, Nora Nungabar, Nancy Karnu Taylor, Wokka Taylor, Alysha Taylor, Muuki Taylor, Nora Wompi, Bugai Whyoulter, Corbyn Williams, Kelvin Allen, Owen Biljabu, Ashtonia Burton, Victor Burton, Layne Dhu-Dickie, Crystal Gardiner, Delroy Gardiner, Nyaparu (William) Gardiner, Zenith Gardiner, Maggie Green, Nyakulya Katie Nalgood and Winnie Sampi, Doreen Chapman, Maywokka May Chapman, Nyanjapalyi Nancy Chapman, Thelma Judson, Minyawe Miller, Wendy Nanji,Yanjimi Peter Rowlands

MEDIUM

2D drawing and painting, animation and film

INSTALLATION

42 artworks; power source required for 2 video artworks
40 – 50 running metres

ACT-BELONG-ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM

Act-Belong-Commit Artist on the Move in schools and galleries
Act-Belong-Commit ARTBUS
Act-Belong-Commit Learning Resource (includes activities, ideas and background)
Act-Belong-Commit Public programs

MARKETING

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

INTERPRETATION MATERIALS

Exhibition, ART ON THE MOVE and Healthway panels
Artwork labels
Exhibition brochures (free for distribution)

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES*

Working with touring exhibitions; Handling artworks; Installation of 2D and Audio Visual artworks; Exhibition lighting

*Extra cost involved 

TOUR DURATION

June 2019 – June 2021
Available WA and interstate

Cost Share

WA $3,500.00 (inc GST)
Interstate to be advised

Crates

2019

May 16 - May 23
Beach Street Gallery
June 7 - July 4
Ningaloo Centre
July 18 - August 14
Goldfields Arts Centre
August 29 - October 5
Carnarvon Library & Gallery

2020

March 3 - May 28
Katanning Gallery
April 5 - May 31
Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery Centre
July 3 - August 14
Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

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