Martumili • Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery • 4 April - 21 June 2008
Artists Billy Atkins, Dada Samson, Hayley Atkins, Milly Kelly, Miriam Atkins, Ngamaru Bidu, Nyaparu Simpson, Rosie Williams, and Yanjami (Peter Rowlands) all travelled to Port Hedland to open this exhibition at the Courthouse Gallery. The artists talked about the importance of returning to Country as a part of their art making.
This, our first regional exhibition, was a huge success. Over 300 people attended the opening of the exhibition, and more than 50 people at the ‘Meet the Artists’ cultural talk and presentation. This was also the first time MMA exhibited the work of students from Martu schools.
The Honourable Tom Stephen MLA and Stephen Webster, CEO, Pilbara Development Commission opened the exhibition. The Karninyinpa Jukurpa-Martu History & Archive Project facilitated the "Return to Country" session.
Read more about the exhibition on the Courthouse Gallery website.