Martumili Gallery, East Pilbara Arts Centre, Newman
26 May 2018 - 21st July 2018
Pujiman, which means bush or desert born and dwelling, is the creative culmination of a two year collaboration between Martumili Artists (Newman) and Spinifex Hill Artists (Port Hedland). The art centres, both located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, united to bring the last pujiman (desert born) generation together with younger artists to share knowledge of culture and Country. The exhibition includes major collaborative paintings, as well as exciting new works in mediums of animation, film and drawing; all reflecting on the rich experiences shared in the project.
It is part of a larger project which aims to engage and empower young people in Newman, Port Hedland and eastern Pilbara communities through art making; learning from senior artists and community members to further develop their artistic practice. With support from Principle Partner BHP, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and the Pilbara Development Commission, the project delivered creative development workshops in portraiture and sand (stop-motion) animation.