Rodney Adams is a Yindjibarndi man who was born in the town of Roebourne. In his work, Adam’s depicts places from his childhood in Roebourne. He paints buildings in the landscape like the Tambrey, Chirrtta and the Old Woodbrook station, and tin huts where his family lived. The contrast between these built structures and the natural environment is recurring in the artist’s work.
Rodney is a new member to our art centre as an artist. He has been coming into Yinjaa-Barni Art centre for a few years now visiting his nanas and family and watching them paint. He is inspired by his love of country and stories told to him by his parents and grandparents. His paintings are a recording of the Yindjibarndi history and culture that is very dear to his heart. – Patricia Floyd, former Yinjaa Barni Centre Co-Ordinator,2022