About Roebourne Art Group
Roebourne Art Group is based in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. With a membership of around 70 artists of Aborginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, RAG is the region's only inclusive art group.
In common with indigenous artists from other parts of Australia, our artists paint their stories - from "when the world was soft" before cration, to contemporary pieces reflecting the reality of life today in one of the country's most remote, toughest areas.
Roebourne Art Group represents Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists working in an area that is home to many different Aboriginal language groups. It is located in Yirramagadu or Roebourne town, at 27 Roe Street. This is also a sales/exhibition space where you can view work from the artists.
The Ngarluma people hold the native title over the land around Dampier, Karratha, Cape Lambert and Roebourne, however there are many different language groups living in the town. Despite the impact of colonization, and, most recently, the mining industry, Aboriginal culture has stayed strong, with Aboriginal people retaining their links to country and continuing to practice Birrdara law.
The Roebourne Art Group artists share their culture, country and stories through artwork. The Group represent artists in the towns of Roebourne, Karratha and Wickham, as well as the communities of Cheeditha, Weymul, and Ngurawaana.
It was established in 2005 to support the growing arts industry in the West Pilbara and since this time many of its artists have been exhibited both within Australia and abroad.
Roebourne Art Group is a registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) as a charity, and has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). If you'd like to contribute to the development of indigenous art and artists in the Pilbara, please contact us for more information.