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FREE LECTURE: Crossing Country: Jimmy Pike and his Artline drawings

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Today's date is Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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Join Dr John Stanton, Curatorial Director of the Berndt Museum, for a talk on the current exhibition - previously unseen works on paper by distinguished Walmajarri artist Jimmy Pike, c.1940 – 2002.

Pike is best known for his paintings in acrylics on canvas. He also produced a large number of felt-tip pen drawings on paper. Desert Designs reproduced some of these on fabric; others remained in sketchbooks and have not previously been seen. The works on display are a fraction of the collection held at the Berndt Museum. They were created between 1990 and 2000, in the heat and wind at Kurlku outstation, and at a table on the verandah at his home in Broome.

Dr Stanton will also talk about Pike’s upbringing in country to the far south of Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley – an area the Kardiya (white man) called the Great Sandy Desert, but to the Walmajarri was home and a good place to live, thanks to the Beings of the Jumangkarni (Dreamtime). A number of works in the exhibition focus on the activities of the Dreaming Beings at these places.

Free event.
Speaker(s) Dr John Stanton
Location Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Contact John Stanton <[email protected]> : 6488 3707
URL https://www.culturalprecinct.uwa.edu.au/winterarts
Start Wed, 04 Jul 2012 13:00
End Wed, 04 Jul 2012 14:00
Submitted by pier leach <[email protected]>
Last Updated Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:40
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