Western Desert region artists

The State Library of WA and Andrew and Nicola Forrest’s charitable Foundation are pleased to announce artists from Tjukurba Art  Gallery as the preferred applicants to the Fellowship in the Western Desert region.

Tjukurba Art Gallery is ‘an indigenous art gallery in Wiluna at the start of the Canning Stock Route’.

Artists draw inspiration from the stunning landscape in the region that can be seen along the Canning Stock Route and  Gunbarrel Highway. Local artists are also inspired by their own experiences and memories from places like the clay pans, at rock holes such as North Pool and Bowanoo, as well as the local bush foods and wildflowers.

Bush foods include witchetty grub (Lunki), bush bananas (Gunkula) , bush tomatoes (Gungili) , kangaroo and quandongs.

Artists involved in the project:

  • Debbie Wongawol
  • Donovan Gilbert
  • Francis Walsh
  • Majorie Wongawol
  • Rhonda Williams

For more information about Tjukurba Art Gallery and the artists: http://tjukurbagallery.com.au/