This exhibition is brought to you by Outstation, in collaboration with the following art centres:
- John Prince Siddon
- Ngarralja Tommy May
NGARRALJA TOMMY MAY AND JOHN PRINCE SIDDON from Mangkaja Arts at Fitzroy Crossing, depict variations in Country in their own identifiable style and story.
“Warla is flat country, open country. When you stand there you can look long way. Not grass but marsh, you know like out near the Nullabor. I know that country and I know the stories”
– NGARRALJA TOMMY MAY
Ngarralja Tommy May has produced this new work using contemporary materials to tell us about Warla country. Showing the viewer a transformation of the same place with the different seasons “Same country but dry time, burnt country, flood time”.
“When it’s dry season, there’s no waterhole, billabong or dam cattle start dying, without water all the animals die of thirst. That’s Parranga”
– JOHN PRINCE SIDDON
John Prince Siddon has created new artefacts and works on tin to describe the sometimes brutal reality of the dry season in the Kimberleys. This stories come out his own experience and his deep understanding of the fine balance of nature that could mean life or death.