Workshops and exhibitions part of York Festival

A frill neck lizard creation by Janine McAullay Bott.
A frill neck lizard creation by Janine McAullay Bott.

WORKSHOPS by one of Australia’s most eminent indigenous weavers are among the upcoming attractions at this year’s York Festival.

In the lead up to the September 16-17 event, Noonygar bush sculptor Janine McAullay Bott will present sculptural weaves, and paintings from September 9, in the heritage gallery space of Gallery 152.

South Fremantle-based Artitja Fine Art Director Anna Kanaris said wildflower season was an ideal time for artists to exhibit in York.

“When we were invited to be part of the York Festival it was an easy decision to make, considering many of the indigenous paintings we show are not just about landscape, they are very much about the flowers of the desert,” she said.

The award-winning gallery specialises in art from remote communities as far away as the Tiwi Islands and the central and western deserts.

“One of our objectives is to show how accessible Australian indigenous art can be, and where we can to educate newcomers of the importance and beauty of the art and its culture,” Kanaris said.

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