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Posted in art, fremantle by freoview on August 20, 2014

Sisters Sarrita and Tarisse King have an exhibition opening at Japingka Gallery in Fremantle on 29 August.

Sarrita and Tarisse started their art careers as teenagers. Now in their mid twenties both sisters have had successful exhibitions around Australia, Europe and the USA. Their work is also appealing to younger audiences and one of Sarrita’s paintings was used on reality TV show The Block.

The sisters started with painting together on works in the one place, but now they live 2,000 kms apart. The sisters now use collaboration as a way of staying connected. They each take turns in starting a painting then send it to the other to finish. The free flow of ideas is then a surprise when they see the finished work.


Posted in aboriginal, art, fremantle by freoview on July 13, 2014

Fremantle Japingka Gallery will be showing Private Eye, a group exhibition showing the works of famous Aboriginal artists such as Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Naata Nungurrayi, Jackie Giles, Johny Warrangkula, Elizabeth Nyumi, Lucy Yukenbarri, Mitjili Gibson, Maxie Tjampitjinpa , Jimmy Pike and many other well-known indigenous Australian artists.

The exhibition will be open from July 18 to August 20. Japingka is in High Street in Freo’s West End.

Roel Loopers


Posted in art by freoview on May 27, 2014

Rover Thomas - Cross Roads - Argyle HillJack Britten - Joalingi - Round HillsDavid Downs - Kurtal

























The works of some of my favourite Aboriginal artists will be exhibited at Fremantle’s Japingka Gallery in High Street from this Friday until July 9. The KIMBERLEY OCHRE ARTISTS show will feature works by Rover Thomas, Queenie McKenzie, Jack Britten, David Downs, Freddie Timms, Henry Wambini, Shirley Purdie, Lily Karadada and Nancy Nodea.

Also on show will be MINI MASTERS, paintings from desert artists, and there will be Tiwi carvings and sculptures as well.

The opening is at 6.30 this Friday. It will be a feast for the eyes for those who appreciate Aboriginal art.

Roel Loopers


Posted in art, fremantle by freoview on March 31, 2014

Fremantle Japingka Gallery will be showing two new exhibitions from Friday April 4 in their High Street premises. Desert Song will bring together 50 paintings by signficant women artists from the Western and Central Desert.

Also on show is The Pike Family, an exhibition of works by the late Jimmy Pike‘s brother Edgar Pike and Edgar’s daughter Francine Steele. This will be a show of paintings, silkscreen prints, etchings and silk scarves.

The great Jimmy Pike made Japingka the well-respected Aboriginal Gallery it has become, so it is good to see the gallery’s long association with the Pike family.


Posted in art, australia, fremantle by freoview on November 15, 2013

Next Friday will be the opening of the final exhibition of the year at Japingka Gallery in Fremantle High Street. Highly acclaimed artist Rosella Namok comes from Lockhart River on Cape York, while the second exhibition will show the works of artists of the Ampilatwatja community, 320 kilometres North-East of Alice Springs  in the Northern Territory.

The exhibition opens at 6.30 pm on Friday November 22.

Roel Loopers


Posted in art, fremantle by freoview on August 29, 2013

JAPINGKA GALLERY, one of Fremantle‘s longest surviving art galleries, is showing a tribute to the great Warlpiri artist DOROTHY NAPANGARDI, who created strong minimalist paintings of Mina Mina that have become emblematic of the women’s ceremonial site in the Tanami Desert.

Also on show this Friday is the 75th anniversary of the Hermannsburg artists, which started with the first show by Albert Namatjira in Melbourne in 1938.

That means two art openings in Fremantle’s West End this Friday August 30, so wander over to Japingka on High Street at 6.30 and move on to the all new Mutima on Arthur Head after that. That should make for a very special Friday night out.

Roel Loopers

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Posted in art, fremantle by freoview on July 15, 2013

There are a couple of exhibitions of stunning Aboriginal art coming up at the long established Japingka Gallery in the west end of High Street in Fremantle. They will open this Friday July 19 at 6.30 so take your cheque books, credit cards, or get a generous lover to buy you one of the paintings.

Artists from the Yinjaa Barni Art Centre in the Pilbara will be at the opening, so come and say G’Day to Marlene Harold, Wendy Darby and Aileen Sandy (one of her images below).

Also on show will be the Tjuntjuntjara Punu Project out of the Spinifex lands in the Great Victoria Desert, some 700 kilometres east of Kalgoorlie.

Roel Loopers

Ochre Through The Rocks by Aileen Sandy

Ochre Through The Rocks by Aileen Sandy


Posted in australia, fremantle, western australia by freoview on October 15, 2010

Aboriginal artists from the Mowanjum community near Derby will exhibit their exquisite paintings at Japingka Gallery in High Street in Fremantle. Opening is 6pm today, Friday. October 15.

Don’t miss the stunning Wandjina spirit works by Donny Woolagooda.


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