Bridging cultures. Yinjaa-Barni is an art centre of talented Indigenous artists, nestled like a close-knit family on the main street of Roebourne, found between Karratha and Port Hedland. Although each of the artists have strong, individual styles, they relate what is close to their hearts; their country, culture and plants of the region. The artists at the Centre have a great sense of self worth and pride knowing what they have achieved, and knowing that their families are very proud of them. The Centre assists in the artists being able to showcase their culture and sell their paintings. In the Yindjibarndi language Yinjaa-Barni means ‘staying together’, and it finds its meaning and expression in art, a true language of bridging cultures.
A great sense of self worth and pride. Yinjaa-Barni Art began as an art group a little 2007, painting from the hall at the back of the Aboriginal Church in Roebourne. From the first beginnings, as a community group consisting of predominantly family members, Yinjaa-Barni quickly became a very busy and lively centre. Within the first few months, around 10 of the artists entered works in the 2006 Cossack Art Awards, coming away with five ‘Highly Commended’ awards and one Category Winner’ (painted by Jill Tucker). Following the 2007 Cossack Art Awards, seven of our artists went to Perth to exhibit their work in Rio Tinto’s ‘Colours of our Country’ exhibition, achieving excellent sales and great success. The group continued to grow. In 2007, Allery Sandy and Maudie Jerrold were both ‘Category Winners’ at the Cossack Art Awards, and at the end of 2008, Yinjaa-Barni Artists became incorporated and were successful in securing central and spacious premises at the heritage listed Dalgety House courtesy of the Shire of Roebourne. The new premises were officially opened in 2008. The relocation has provided the group with better exposure to the public and the community. In 2008, The Group became incorporated and moved…
Contact Patricia Floyd Centre Manager Phone: 08 9182 1959 Fax: 08 9182 1960 Mobile: 0439 494 757 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address Lot 3 Roe St, Roebourne Western Australia 6718 Postal address PO Box 265, Roebourne, WA 6718 Enquire below [gravityform id=1 name=Enquiry title=false description=false]