Gascoyne & Mid West Aboriginal Art

 

After the Rain by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  After the Rain

Jap 019557  |  acrylic on canvas  |  111 x 94 cm

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Claypans by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Claypans

Jap 019601  |  acrylic on canvas  |  200 x 81 cm

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Seven Sisters and Waterhole by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Seven Sisters and Waterhole

Jap 019761  |  acrylic on canvas  |  200 x 136 cm

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Wildflowers – Gascoyne Country by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Wildflowers – Gascoyne Country

Jap 018512  |  acrylic on canvas  |  198 x 119 cm

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Gascoyne River by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Gascoyne River

Jap 019833  |  acrylic on canvas  |  200 x 100 cm

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Seven Sisters by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Seven Sisters

Jap 019099  |  acrylic on canvas  |  109 x 93 cm

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Freshwater Springs – Wildflowers by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Freshwater Springs – Wildflowers

Jap 019675  |  acrylic on canvas  |  140 x 94 cm

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Banks of the Gascoyne River by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Banks of the Gascoyne River

Jap 019507  |  acrylic on canvas  |  111 x 94 cm

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Gascoyne River in Flood by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Gascoyne River in Flood

Jap 019517  |  acrylic on canvas  |  111 x 93 cm

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Bushfire by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Bushfire

Jap 018833  |  acrylic on canvas  |  198 x 118 cm

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Wildflowers, Gascoyne River by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Wildflowers, Gascoyne River

Jap 019558  |  acrylic on canvas  |  113 x 96 cm

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Goolingurru Springs by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Goolingurru Springs

Jap 019851  |  acrylic on canvas  |  130 x 93 cm

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Seven Sisters by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney   |  Seven Sisters

Jap 018852  |  acrylic on canvas  |  198 x 90 cm

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Wildflowers, Gascoyne River by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Wildflowers, Gascoyne River

Jap 019747  |  acrylic on canvas  |  140 x 92 cm

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Yalibirri – Emu in the Sky by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Yalibirri – Emu in the Sky

Jap 019746  |  acrylic on canvas  |  120 x 92 cm

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Freshwater Springs – Sunlight by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Freshwater Springs – Sunlight

Jap 019674  |  acrylic on canvas  |  199 x 90 cm

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Waterholes and Gascoyne Wildflowers by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Waterholes and Gascoyne Wildflowers

Jap 019835  |  acrylic on canvas  |  165 x 152 cm

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Seven Sisters – Dancing on Country by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Seven Sisters – Dancing on Country

Jap 018765  |  acrylic on canvas  |  137 x 96 cm

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Needle Hill by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Needle Hill

Jap 019078  |  acrylic on canvas  |  129 x 94 cm

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Seven Sisters – Hiding on Country by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Seven Sisters – Hiding on Country

Jap 018734  |  acrylic on canvas  |  198 x 138 cm

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Seven Sisters by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Seven Sisters

Jap 019449  |  acrylic on canvas  |  200 x 139 cm

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Bushfire by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Bushfire

Jap 018561  |  acrylic on canvas  |  199 x 119 cm

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Gascoyne River Flood Plain by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Gascoyne River Flood Plain

Jap 019748  |  acrylic on canvas  |  200 x 76 cm

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Seven Sisters by Sonya Edney

Sonya Edney  |  Seven Sisters

Jap 018620  |  acrylic on canvas  |  130 x 93 cm

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The Mid West of Western Australia is a vast region of 472,000 square kilometres that ranges from the coastal areas to remote desert. The regional centre is Geraldton, with smaller coastal towns at Dongara, Northampton and Kalbarri, while inland towns include Mt Magnet, Meekatharra and Wiluna. Mining, agriculture and fishing industries dominate the economy of the region. More recently the SKA radio telescope project was established and will provide the most powerful survey of space up to a million times faster than current capacities.

The Gascoyne region is centred on the town of Carnarvon and includes the coastal towns of Exmouth, Denham and Coral Bay. Other coastal sites include Ningaloo Reef and the Shark Bay World Heritage site. Horticulture exists along the Gascoyne River utilising the arid tropical conditions. Inland is more arid and desert-like with spinifex and mulga bushland.

Aboriginal artists work in regional centres of Geraldton and Carnarvon, Mt Magnet and Wiluna. Tjukurba Gallery in Wiluna represents Birriliburu artists at their gallery housed in the hundred year old former hospital building. Gascoyne artist Sonya Edney has produced images that capture the landscape and vast night skies of the Gascoyne area. Displaced Arnhemland artist Doris Gingingara painted in Mt Magnet throughout the 1990s although her subjects remained from her homelands.

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