Shire of Broome Art Collection

Kimberley artists abound

The Shinju Matsuri Art Awards is an open competition and exhibition for Broome and Kimberley based artists, held every year as a core event of Broome’s annual Shinju Matsuri Festival. The overall winner’s work is acquisitive, and over the years the Shire of Broome has built a stunning collection of artworks by local artists, many of whom have international reputations.

Address:

Shire Administration Centre
Crn of Weld and Haas Street

Broome WA 6725
Australia

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri 9am - 4pm
Sammy the Dragon

This is one of the early versions of Sammy the Dragon, who has been the mascot of the Shinju Matsuri Festival since its inception in 1980. Sammy, like all Chinese dragons, is thought to bring good...

Story of Eaglehawk

Shinju Matsuri Art Award Winner 1997 Hector was born at Turkey Creek (now called Warmun) in 1929, where the Warmun art centre was established not long after the community moved back in 1979. A former...

Escape!

Shinju Matsuri Art Award Winner 1992 Helen Norton is a celebrated Australian narrative artist from Broome and this work is proudly displayed in the Broome library. This enigmatic painting depicts an...

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