Market fun comes withartistic twist

North West Telegraph
Zander Carr, 3, and Charlotte Carr, 7, show off their new face paintings.
Camera IconZander Carr, 3, and Charlotte Carr, 7, show off their new face paintings.

Hundreds of people flocked to the Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery on August 12 for the year’s third West End Markets and the opening of the gallery’s newest exhibitions: A Year in the Making and Flight: Aboriginal Perspectives from the Sky.

Herbal Lather and Scents Ashlii and Monique Stagg all smiles at the West End Markets.
Camera IconHerbal Lather and Scents Ashlii and Monique Stagg all smiles at the West End Markets.

The crowd enjoyed browsing more than 50 market and food stalls, the roving entertainment, kids’ activities and live music.

Tony Titasey, Tineal Dunn and Reece Cirulis.
Camera IconTony Titasey, Tineal Dunn and Reece Cirulis.
Hedland's new salsa teacher Alissa Cleo holding an impromptu lesson at the West End Markets.
Camera IconHedland's new salsa teacher Alissa Cleo holding an impromptu lesson at the West End Markets.
David and Lyndsay Freeman.
Camera IconDavid and Lyndsay Freeman.

During the markets, a crowd gathered in the gallery to officially the exhibitions.

Flight: Aboriginal Perspectives from the Sky showcases a series of works by artists in Aboriginal art centres and independent artists from all over regional Australia, including Spinifex Hill Studio and Martumili Artists.

Stephen Goode, Chris Cameron, Firgos Cameron and Shirley Goode.
Camera IconStephen Goode, Chris Cameron, Firgos Cameron and Shirley Goode. Credit: FORM
Rob Ernst and Amie Montefiore.
Camera IconRob Ernst and Amie Montefiore. Credit: FORM

The artworks explore relationships between traditional and contemporary stories of flying machines, birds, spirits and dreaming and the impact of flight on the Aboriginal people’s relationship with the land.

ask for cap
Camera Iconask for cap
Rhonda King, Ella Hinch, 16, Celena Hinch, and Georgia Hinch, 16.
Camera IconRhonda King, Ella Hinch, 16, Celena Hinch, and Georgia Hinch, 16. Credit: FORM, Taylar Amonini and FORM

A Year in the Making is an exhibition of 12 WA jewellery makers, who each chose a theme that all artists used to inspire and create a unique piece of jewellery.

Both exhibitions will be on display at the gallery until September 23.

The August 2017 West end Markets.
Camera IconThe August 2017 West end Markets. Credit: Taylar Amonini

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails