Image: Tony Albert, Kieran Lawson and David C. Collins, Warakurna Superhero #1, 2017, C-type print, 100 x 150 cm. Image courtesy of the artists, Sullivan+Strumpf and Warakurna Artists

Image: Assorted works by Curtis Taylor with Ishmael Marika, Spear makers: Wilson Mandijalu, Wanyubi Marika, Desmond Taylor, Wokka Taylor and Yilpirr Wanambi 2017. Photography by Rebecca Mansell. Courtesy and copyright the artists, Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Arts Centre and Fremantle Arts Centre. 

Image: Louise Haselton, Lynette Brown, Nora Davidson, Pamela Hogan, Freda Lane, Anawari Mitchell, Angilyiya Mitchell and Jennifer Mitchell, Untitled, 2017, woven desert grass, rafia, cast bronze, acrylic paint and concrete. Photography by Bo Wong Courtesy and copyright the artists, Papulankutja Artists and Fremantle Arts Centre.  

Image: Images from left: Sean Cordeiro and Claire Healy, with guidance from Martumili Artists, Someone did a burnout on the airstrip, 2017, wool, Minarri desert grass and car door, 106 x 46 x 26cm. Sean Cordeiro and Claire Healy, Auto Safari (Mustang), 2017, Giclee print on Hahnemühle Museum Etching paper.  Photography by Bo Wong Courtesy and copyright the artists, Martumili Artists and Fremantle Arts Centre.  

Image: Assorted works by Neil Aldum, Kirsty Bell, Dominic Bramall-White, Gillian Garvie, Glenn Foster, Tallara Gray, Robert Kelly, Beverley Meldrum, Rebecca Robinson, Nannette Shaw, Douglas Smith, Lisa Waup and Shane Wright, 2017. Photography by Rebecca Mansell. Courtesy and copyright the artists, Baluk Arts and Fremantle Arts Centre. 

Image: Images from left: Trent Jansen, Johnny Nargoodah and Duane Shaw, Collision Armchair, 2017, found car bonnet and stainless steel, 100 x 120 x 120cm.   Trent Jansen, Johnny Nargoodah and Duane Shaw, Collision Bench, 2017, found car bonnet, stainless steel and New Zealand cow leather. 55 x 120 x 60cm.   Trent Jansen, Johnny Nargoodah and Duane Shaw, Collision Vessel, 2017, found car bonnet, 60 x 130 x 60cm. Elsie Dickens, Trent Jansen, Yangkarni Penny K-Lyons, Myarn Lawford, Rita Minga, Eva Nargoodah, Illium Nargoodah, Johnny Nargoodah, Duane Shaw and Gene Tighe, Jangarra Armchair, 2017, Jartalu wood, gum branches, human hair and fasteners. 100 x 140 x 105cm. Photography by Rebecca Mansell. Courtesy and copyright the artists, Mangkaja Arts Resource Centre and Fremantle Arts Centre. 

Image: Assorted works by Tony Albert, Nancy Carnegie Tjungupi, Pawuya Cooke, Lena Dawson Palitja, Steve Ebatarinja, Keesha Frazer, Andrea Giles, Norma Giles, Sheila Giles, Charlotte Golding, Trudy Holland, Ishmeil Jackson, Keenan Jackson, Tristan Jackson, Joyce James, Clarabelle Kenda, Shawn Lewis, Azaliah Madeline Golding, Brittany Malbunka Reid, Karni Mitchell, Bradley Nelson-Mitchell, Bernard Newberry, Francine Newberry, Bernand Niemayah Golding, Nancy Nyanyarna Jackson, Polly Pawuya Butler-Jackson, Eunice Porter Yunurupa, Kristabell Porter, Stefan Reid, Travis Richards-Reid, Delilah Shepherd, Dwayne Shepherd, Katherine Shepherd, Selina Shepherd, Aziah Smythe, Dallas Smythe, Kieran Smythe-Jackson, Noreen Smythe, Dorothy Ward, Jennaleen Watson, Rocky William Porter, Billy Willy, Tracy Yates, Judith Yinyika Chambers, 2017. Photography by Bo Wong. Courtesy and copyright the artists, Warakurna Artists and Fremantle Arts Centre. 

In Cahoots: artists collaborate across Country is an expansive exhibition of new work taking over FAC’s galleries. The works are the result of 18 months of artists’ residencies in remote and regional Aboriginal art centres across Australia.

Artists from six key Aboriginal art centres have invited leading independent artists – both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal – from around the country to work with them. The resulting collaborative artworks are significant, striking and bold in their inventive use of materials.

Featuring sculptural works, installations and films drawing together the ideas of artists from diverse backgrounds, In Cahoots presents these fascinating, potent collaborations happening across Country today.

PARTICIPATING ART CENTRES AND ARTISTS INCLUDE:

  • Baluk Arts (VIC): Kirsty Bell, Dominic Bramall-White, Gillian Garvie, Glenn Foster, Tallara Gray, Robert Kelly, Beverley Meldrum, Rebecca Robinson, Nanette Shaw, Douglas Smith, Lisa Waup and Shane Wright WITH Neil Aldum (WA)
  • Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Arts Centre (NT): Ishmael Marika WITH Curtis Taylor (WA)
  • Mangkaja Arts (WA): Elsie Dickens, Yangkarni Penny K-Lyons, Myarn Lawford, Rita Minga, Eva Nargoodah, Illium Nargoodah, Johnny Nargoodah, Gene Tighe and Duane Shaw WITH Trent Jansen (NSW)
  • Martumili Artists (WA): Kumpaya Girgiba, Rachel Handley,
    Thelma Judson and Nancy Karnu Taylor WITH Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro (NSW)
  • Papulankutja Artists (WA): Lynette Brown, Nora Davidson, Pamela Hogan, Freda Lane, Angilyiya Mitchell, Anawari Mitchell and Jennifer Mitchell WITH Louise Haselton (SA)
  • Warakurna Artists (WA): Nancy Carnegie Tjungupi, Lena Dawson Palitja, Andrea Giles, Norma Giles, Sheila Giles, Trudy Holland, Dianne Holland, Joyce James, Clarabelle Kendae, Francine Newberry, Nancy Nyanyarna Jackson, Polly Pawuya Butler-Jackson, Eunice Porter Yunurupa, Kristabell Porter, Delilah Shepherd, Dwayne Shepherd, Katherine Shepherd, Selina Shepherd, Dallas Smythe, Noreen Smythe, Dorothy Ward, Rocky William Porter, Billy Willy, Tracy Yates, Judith Yinyika Chambers and the children of Warakurna WITH Tony Albert (QLD)

Curated by Erin Coates, Fremantle Arts Centre

View the Panel Discussion on Cross-Cultural Collaboration

In Cahoots in the press