Artwork by Wendy Warrie (After The Hightide)
2020 Exhibition

Live Exhibition

Monday 9 November – Friday 20 November
Central Park Foyer
152-158 St George’s Terrace
Perth CBD, Western Australia

Opening Hours

8.30am – 5.00pm weekdays

Online Exhibition

Monday 9 November – Sunday 6 December


Colours of our Country shares the stories and customs of Pilbara Traditional Owners, showcasing a piece of the Pilbara through a vibrant collection of artworks proudly exhibited by Rio Tinto.

Now in its’ 15th year, Colours of our Country has evolved from a pop-up exhibition commemorating 40 years of Rio Tinto iron ore operations in Western Australia, to a high-profile annual event, providing art-lovers the opportunity to connect with Pilbara Aboriginal artists and hear the stories that inspire their work.

We invite you to immerse yourself in the stories, culture and traditions of the magnificent Pilbara landscape and the people who call it home.

About the exhibition


Wendy Warrie from Cheeditha Art Group just outside Roebourne in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, is this year’s Colours of our Country signature artist.

Wendy's painting titled ‘After the Hightide’ with its rich red colour palette and incredibly detailed line work was inspired by memories of going to the beach and looking for cockle shells and crabs once the tides go out.

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Meet Our Artists

Take a moment to meet some of the talented artists showcasing their creations in the 2020 Colours of our Country Exhibition.

This event will exhibit nearly 175 artworks from art centres and independent artists across the Pilbara, with artists from Cheeditha Art Group, Wangaba Roebourne Art Group and Yinjaa-Barni Art.

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Inaugural exhibition held in 2006
$2.59 million to participating Pilbara Aboriginal artists, and arts groups
2,504 artworks sold
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