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
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...

A desert Rainbow Serpent

Shinju Matsuri Art Award Winner 1994 This is Japingka – the home country of Jimmy Pike, a jila (permanent water place) inhabited by a rainbow serpent – Kalpurtu. The bold silhouettes of two figures...

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...

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Ochre and rust

Ochres of black, red and mustard yellow, mixed with greys and whites are the hallmarks of the very distinctive style of the Warmun community artists. One of the early engine rooms for the contemporary...

Karijini - history, culture and nature

Twisting through the Hamersley Ranges, now famous for iron ore deposits, lies Karijini National Park, with Karijini being the Banyjima name for this area. Visitors can explore the ancient country of...

Keeping language strong in the Kimberley

The Kimberley Language Resource Centre (KLRC) is the peak regional languages organisation of the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Incorporated in 1985 as an independent, Aboriginal corporation...

This is the place of Yawuru

Representing the Yawuru people, the traditional owners of the country around Broome, Nyamba Buru Yawuru (NBY) is committed to a vision of mabu liyan, mabu buru, mabu ngarrangunil – Good liyan, (well...

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