Artwork featured: Cossack Tidal Flows, Maudie Jerrold

A piece of the Pilbara in Perth

We are proud to present the 2014 Colours of our Country Aboriginal art exhibition, showcasing work by highly collectible artists from Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

The Pilbara has a rich history and a vibrant artistic heart. The land and its Traditional Owners hold generations of stories, ceremony and culture.

Since 2006, the Colours of our Country exhibition has provided people in Perth with a small snapshot of these stories and customs – 1,500 kilometres away from the magnificent landscapes that influence so many of the works on show.

Colours of our Country is more than an exhibition. It creates economic development opportunities for the featured artists, supports the ongoing sustainability of art groups and artists, providing an outlet for cultural expression.

Since its launch, 1,715 artworks have been sold, generating more than $1.5 million for artists, their art groups and communities.

In 2014, a collection of more than 250 paintings and artefacts from 40 Pilbara-based Aboriginal artists will be on show.

Some of the featured artists develop skills and their arts practice collectively under the umbrellas of Yinjaa-Barni Art and Roebourne Art Group.

Independent artists from Karratha, Roebourne, Pannawonica and Tom Price have also contributed to this year’s exhibition.