A Family Affair at Revealed 2023

The 2023 Revealed Exhibition for new and emerging WA Aboriginal Artists, returns to Fremantle Art Centre to celebrate the creativity, ambition, and diversity of contemporary Aboriginal Art practice here in WA. The exhibition’s vibrancy and it’s colorful opening weekend program of talks, entertainment and the Art Market makes it a highly accessible and unique avenue for Perth arts lovers to meet artists from all over this vast state - a staple of the WA arts calendar. 

2023 Revealed for Juluwarlu is a bit of a family affair- we are proud to present works by three sisters Judith, Moonie, Aunty M, and their granddaughter Ava, exhibiting as our newest artist.  

About Juluwarlu's Revealed 2023 Artists:

Ava Christopher 

Ava is a young 18 year old Yabuara/Yindjibarndi women who lives and works in Boorloo. Ava is the granddaughter of Juluwarlu artist Margaret Read and is a self-taught artist, who paints in between working on the ground in our Heathcote office. Artworks: Dreamtime Dancing, 2023 acrylic on board 

Judith Coppin 

In the past three years Aunty Judith has extended her art practice to her beautiful yarranga marni (carved boards). Judith’s artworks are intricately constructed, bold and deeply cultural, evolving from her passionate love of her Ngurra (Country) and creation stories from Ngurra Nyujunggamu (when the world was soft). Artwork: Yinjibarndi Munda, 2023 acrylic on canvas 

June (Moonie) Djiagween 

June expresses her love for Country and ancestral Dream stories through painting acrylic and ochres on canvas. She draws her strength and inspirations from all four ancestor tribes deep in her blood with historical stories. From earth, sky, rivers, trees, plants, oceans, islands, animals, spirits, seasons, creation time to connection to Country bound by Aboriginal sacred laws and culture. Artwork: Jellyfish Dreaming, 2022 acrylic on canvas 

Aunty M 

Aunty M was a Yindjibarndi Elder and cultural custodian and community worker who began painting in 2017. She said her Ngurra (Country) and culture are essential to Yindjibarndi wellbeing. “When I paint, I think of my Ngurra (Yindjibarndi Country) and how it is so deep in me. Everything that is important comes from the Ngurra Nyujunggamu – the creation times that we call the time when the world was soft. There are so many spiritual connections between all living things and the world of Yindjibarndi people. This is what I put in my paintings.” Artworks: Wild Flower series, 2022 acrylic on canvas; Native Wildflowers and Fruit, 2021, acrylic on canvas; Wild Flower series, 2022 acrylic on canvas.  

The opening night was a lovely evening and we would like to thank the FAC Gallery Team for helping us create a special tribute to help us celebrate our sister and our friend, someone we are missing dearly. Read more about all exhibiting artists and their works in the Exhibition Catalogue