Looking Forward—Looking Back Contemporary Works from the East Kimberley

12 October - 9 December 2018

300pxhigh 300dpi Rusty Peters Three Nyawana in Yariny Country resized

Drawn from the private collections of Geoffrey Hassall OAM and Helene Teichmann, Looking ForwardLooking Back reflects on the legacy of the Jirrawun Arts Centre in the eastern Kimberly region of Western Australia. This pioneering studio produced some of the country’s most recognisable artists including Goody Barrett, Paddy Bedford, Peggy Patrick, Rusty Peters, Rammey Ramsey, Phyllis Thomas and Freddie Timms. The major contemporary works featured in Looking ForwardLooking Back explore themes and concepts ranging from Gija Dreaming stories, to the Kimberley’s brutal colonial past. Portraits of the artists by photographer Peter Eve accompany the exhibition.


A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery exhibition with curatorial assistance by Robert Hirschmann



IMAGE: Rusty Peters, Three Nyawana in Yariny Country 2016, natural earth pigment on linen, 150 x 150 cm. © Rusty Peters/Copyright Agency, 2018. Collection of Geoffrey Hassall. Photo: Adrian Gebers.