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Ngirramanujuwal is one who adds colour.

We are home to the world’s largest collection of artworks by Walmajarri man Jimmy Pike, as well as photographs and audio that document his life and work.

This collection forms the basis of Ngirramanujuwal: The Art and Country of Jimmy Pike, a new book and display that immerses viewers in Jimmy’s colourful depictions of Walmajarri Country.

We invite you to journey through the Great Sandy Desert, experiencing the Walmajarri seasons – makurra, parranga, yitilal and jutalkarra – as revealed through Jimmy’s art and intimate relationship with Country.

This event has now concluded.

10:00am - 4:00pm

The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10am-4pm Tuesday, 30 May to Friday, 2 June, at Government House Ballroom, Western Australia. 

Portrait of Jimmy Pike in the desert, holding up his drawing titled Wurruwurru (Sandhill Man), Pat Lowe, 1987

Rockhole Desert Country, Jimmy Pike.

Jimmy Pike, Pirnini Country III, c. 1988, screen print on paper, 42.3 × 59.8 cm (printed image); 67 × 84.5 cm (sheet), AIATSIS, ATS1036_370

Jimmy Pike, Japingka Country, 1989, printed image on sheet, 68 x 84 cm, AIATSIS, ATS1036_366


Last updated: 31 May 2023