Collection Focus // Indigenous Art

The first of a series of annual exhibitions focusing on specific aspects of the Janet Holmes à Court Collection

10 Douglas St, West Perth WA 6005
Start Date
18 June, 2022
End Date
6 August, 2022

After gracing the Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix, Collection Focus / Indigenous Art comes to no.10.

Since the early 1980’s, Janet Holmes à Court has been an avid collector of the art of the First Nations people of Australia. That is, of artistic expression grounded in thousands of years of culture that resonates with the spirit of this country. The collection has amassed to over one thousand indigenous artworks, ranging from barks, to silks, to wooden and woven sculptures, from traditional to contemporary art and from many different geographical regions.

Collection Focus / Indigenous Art marks the first of a series of annual exhibitions focusing on specific aspects of the Janet Holmes à Court Collection. This year’s focus is indigenous art acquired over the last five years, representing seven language groups and fourteen indigenous artists. The works are derived from such regions as the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (aka APY), Martu, Kimberley, Roebourne, Warburton, Irruntju, Noongar, Kunibídji and Yuendumu lands. The exhibition attests to an ongoing and wide-spanning interest in collecting indigenous art as the pre-eminent contemporary art of Australia.


Jennifer Brown, Biddy Bunawarrie, Betty Carrington, Margaret Ganambarra, Elsie Napanangka Granites, Michelle Lewis, Queenie McKenzie, Natasha Nakamarra Oldfield, Matilda Oxtoby, Anna Petyarre, Aileen Sandy Melissa Sandy, Lea Taylor, Nancy Karnu Taylor, Curtis Taylor, Tjunkaya Tapaya, Madigan Thomas, Edwin Ward, Kaye Warrie, Julie Renita Woods, Lena Yarinkura

For enquiries, sales, interviews, further information and images available for reproduction, contact Laetitia Wilson, P. +61 8 6217 2641 or email [email protected]  

Title Image: Michelle Lewis, Michelle’s Tjala Dreaming (Honey Ant), 2020, (detail), copyright of the artist 

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