We’re extremely proud to present Yinjaa Barni artist Rodney Adams’s first ever solo painting show titled My Childhood Memories opening Thursday Oct 6 from 6-8pm
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. His partner, Renee, started painting last year. He would watch her paint at the centre and at home. This inspired him and this year Rodney decided he would like to have a go at painting using one of Renee’s canvases. He painted his first picture and were all amazed to see the beautiful landscape of his country. 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, 2022
Patricia Floyd has been Manager of Yinjaa-Barni Art since its inception in 2006. She worked with the Bujee Nhoorr Pu arts group before taking up a TAFE teaching role with Yinjaa-Barni people in Roebourne. At Patricia’s suggestion the group took up painting in 2005.