ENCOUNTER 2014
Daniel Walbidi
Tropical Gothic - No. 12 - by Stephen Eastaugh

Welcome to Short Street Gallery

Short St. Gallery is the premier and longest running Indigenous art gallery located in the heart of Chinatown in Broome. It is an old building (over 100 years) and is the last remaining house with a wind tunnel. It is an important part of the Aboriginal, Malay & Japanese history in Broome. The building has been operating as a gallery since 1998, and houses a comprehensive collection of indigenous contemporary artworks, presenting artists from all over Australia. We are the only member of the ACGA (Australian Commerical Galleries Association) in Broome.

Short St Gallery is also the agent for the Yulparija Artists from Bidyadanga, including Daniel Walbidi, Weaver Jack, Alma Webou, Donald Moko, Mary Meribida, Sally (Liki) Nanii, Bertha Linty, Jan Billycan, Margaret Baragurra, Lydia Balbal and many others. We also represent the following art centres in the Kimberly, Waringarri, Warmun, Warlayirti (Balgo), Mangkaja (Fitzroy Crossing), in the Pilbara Martumili. While in the APY and NG lands and Western Desert we represent Tjungu Palya, Spinifex Art Project, Ninuku Arts, Warakurna Arts, Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Ernabella Arts, Mimili Maku, Tjala Arts, Kayili Artists, Papulankutja Artists and Papunya Tula. In Arhemland we represent Buku-Larringay Mulka (Yirrkala) and Maningrida Arts, while in Tiwi Islands, we represent Jilamara, Tiwi Design and Ngaruwanajirri.

The gallery seeks to educate and proudly show the stylistic diversity of the different cultures which make up the Kimberley and Australia. From the saltwater to the freshwater, to the desert people, Short St. offers a glimpse at the extremely sophisticated dynamic landscape which is Australian art.

We wish to thank and acknowledge the contribution of the art centres who have provided many of the artist biographies and artwork stories. Short Street Gallery endeavours to purchase indigenous artworks from established and reputable community owned Art Centres. This ensures that artists are paid the market value for their work and the integrity and reputation of the artist is respected.