A landmark Kimberley exhibition launches Art Gallery of WA’s 2019 program

A striking new work from renowned artist Daniel Walbidi has been revealed as the first of eight commissions created as part of the Art Gallery of WA's expansive Aboriginal art exhibition Desert River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley. Walbidi’s work forms part of this significant and wide-ranging exposition of Kimberley art, presented as part of the Perth Festival from 9 February 2019. Daniel Walbidi, from the north-western Australian coast, is among a group of prominent artists who have emerged from this Kimberley region in the last ten years. His work for Desert River Sea is a departure in medium for the artist primarily known for his paintings of desert country. Wirnpa is an evocative installation and video work depicting a large-scale representation of Wirnpa – a salt lake in his ancestral Country in the Great Sandy Desert. The work represents the merging

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