For the first time in over a decade a selection of highly sought artworks from Bula'bula Art Centre in Ramingining, central Arnhem Land, 4,400 kms away, will be on display in Perth, alongside paintings by significant Tiwi Island artists, marking our fifth exhibition with the Munupi Art Centre on Melville Island.
Lines in Parallel brings together over 40 artworks by artists from two important art centres in the Northern Territory, highlighting the concurrent spiritual, ritual and historic narratives unique to these remote regions.
Referencing the repeated designs of concentric and parallel line-work across all the pieces in the exhibition, Lines in Parallel also draws upon the various ancestral lines that are represented in these works through stories, practices and knowledge.
Lines in Parallel marks a new partnership between Artitja and Bula’bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation; as well as being Artitja’s fifth exhibition with the Munupi Art and Crafts Association. Showing Ramingining artworks in Western Australia for the first time in over a decade alongside new works from renowned Tiwi artists, the exhibition brings into focus multiple visions of country coexisting in parallel to one another.
Billy Durbuma Black, Swordfish, 80 x 80cm
Courtesy of Artitjaa Fine Art Gallery in partnership with Bula’bula Arts