Lindsay Harris

I am a Noongar artist and my interest has always been finding ways of representing my lands. I see through my eyes which invoke memories of Kwolyin in the central wheat belt of Western Australia and the surrounding districts where I once lived. As a Noongar I have and I share in a special relationship to the country of my forebears. Overarching this relationship is the respect for my country and my involvement in its care and representation.

When making my art, I introduce both memories and images of granite rocks, tracks and salt lakes. The bold brush strokes in my paintings hide an underlying current of past tensions experienced by my people and their lands. I paint using resin which gives me a feeling of marking and being connected to the land. I like to compare the markings I make to the tracks and paths that have criss-crossed my land since ancient times. I feel that my art has to give a sense of intimacy and connection to my boodja (Land).

Through my painting I invite people to go on a journey back to my land and see and understand it as I see it. My main endeavour is to help people make sense of the aesthetics of my land through utilising pigments, clay and natural resins of what is contained in my jam tree country.

Lindsay Harris 2010

Lindsay Harris: Finalist in the 25th Silver Jubilee Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

Lindsay Harris held his first successful interstate exhibition 'Maarng-Art Boodja (Jam tree Country)' at the renowned Alcaston Art Gallery in February 2010 and held his second solo at Alcaston 'Aalidja Boodja (That land there)' in October 2011.

Lindsay was selected as one of the top 20 indigenous artists in Australia for the upcoming exhibition 'unDisclosed: 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial' to be held at the National Gallery of Australia in 2012. This is great recognition for an important practitioner of Noongar contemporary art.

He was also named as one of the 30 finalists in the Albany Art Award 2012.

April 2012 saw Lindsay have his first highly near sell-out international solo exhibition 'Koort Boodja (Heart land)' at the prestigious ReDot Gallery Singapore. He has now held eleven solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions. His work is held in many significant public institution and private collections.

Curriculum Vitae

LINDSAY_HARRIS.pdf (pdf 88kB)

Exhibitions

  • Wed 04 Mar - Sat 28 Mar 2015 'Koor/Idding - (To Come Back)' - Lindsay Harris

    ‘Koor / Idding (To Come Back)’ the eleventh solo exhibition by one of our favourites, acclaimed Noongar artist Lindsay Harris featuring both recent paintings and some works not previously seen in WA. Lindsay’s powerful abstract paintings on hemp havebeen collected by many significant institution and private collections including the Art Gallery of WA, the National Gallery of Victoria and many more. 

  • Wed 28 Aug - Wed 18 Sep 2013 'Eclectica' - Group Exhibition

    A group exhibition by some of the eclectic and interesting artists we represent, including some we haven't shown for a while! 

  • Wed 27 Feb - Sat 23 Mar 2013 'Ngaaditj Boodja (Salt Country)' - Lindsay Harris

    This is both the ninth solo exhibition by Noongar artist Lindsay Harris and the first exhibition at our new gallery location 827 Beaufort St (cnr Sixth Ave) Inglewood. The focus of this haunting new body of work is the legacy of devestation that clearing of the land and its subsequent salt encroachment has had on Lindsay's land in and around the wheatbelt town of Kwolyin.

  • Tue 06 Dec - Fri 16 Dec 2011 'Directors' Cut' - Group Exhibition

    An engaging selection of new and stockroom works including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and jewellery from a selection of emerge's represented artists including Pierre Capponi, Di Cubitt, Sharon Dawes, Estelle Dean, Dianne Gall, Kathryn Haug, Lindsay Harris, Thomas Heidt, Gigi Hesterman, Alana McVeigh, Ben Sherar, Felicity Sivewright, David Small, Catherine Swioklo and jewellery designer Charlotte Sykora.

  • Wed 11 May - Fri 27 May 2011 'Boodja Yaaragut (Earth on Top)'- Lindsay Harris

    This exhibition follows on from Lindsay’s selection in the upcoming National Indigenous Art Triennial 2012 at the National Gallery of Australia. This prestigious exhibition showcases those artists who have been selected as the top 20 indigenous artists in Australia. ‘Boodja Yaaragut (Earth on Top)‘ will be Lindsay’s sixth solo exhibition of his signature powerful resin and pigment paintings on hemp depicting his country Kwolyin and the stories of his Noongar people. His work is becoming increasingly sought after and as such significant works have recently been acquired by private collectors in New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Canada and extensively across Australia. A not–to-be missed exhibition!

  • Wed 17 Mar - Thu 01 Apr 2010 'Kaarlagup (Place of my home, my fire)' - Lindsay Harris

    This will be Nyoongar artist Lindsay Harris' fifth solo exhibition. Lindsay is an award winning artist who paints with resins, ochres and pigments on hemp about his country Kwolyin, a tiny now deserted siding town in the eastern West Australian wheatbelt.

  • Wed 05 Nov - Sun 23 Nov 2008 'Skin of the land (Boodja Ngoorl)' - Lindsay Harris

    Following on from his previous two highly successful exhibitions.

  • Sun 17 Jun - Fri 06 Jul 2007 'ALINED' - Lindsay Harris & Alana McVeigh

    Joint solo exhibitions by acclaimed Nyoongar contemporary painter Lindsay Harris and the ethereal Southern Ice porcelain vessels of ceramicist Alana McVeigh.

  • Wed 22 Nov - Fri 15 Dec 2006 'WRAPPED UP' - Group Exhibition

    Our end of year group exhibition featuring Gigi Hesterman , Angela McHarrie, Lindsay Harris , Di Cubitt , Silas Hobson ,Kirstine Sadler , Alana McVeigh , Estelle Dean, Berenice Rarig, Mel Dare & Tori Benz.

  • Wed 28 Jun - Thu 27 Jul 2006 'Moments in Time' - Lindsay Harris

    This is Nyoongar artist Lindsay Harris' first solo painting exhibition using resin, ochre & pigments that are part of his country Kwolyin in the WA wheatbelt. The land, granite rocks and outcrops of this country are portrayed in a strong almost sculptural contemporary(way. Selected images from the exhibition)


Works

LINDSAY HARRIS - Biid/Waa (Looking For Tracks) #1

LINDSAY HARRIS - Biid/Waa (Looking For Tracks) #1 

resin, pigment & binder on hemp 2014, 100 x 100cm 

$5,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Biid/Waa (Looking For Tracks) #3

LINDSAY HARRIS - Biid/Waa (Looking For Tracks) #3 

resin, pigment & binder on hemp 2014, 100 x 100cm 

$5,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Kedaluk (Just Before Darkness)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Kedaluk (Just Before Darkness) 

resin, pigment & binder on hemp 2014, 100 x 100cm

$5,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Wiluk (Red Ochre) #1

LINDSAY HARRIS - Wiluk (Red Ochre) #1 

resin, pigment & ochre on hemp 2014, 100 x 100cm

$5,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Wiluk (Red Ochre) #2

LINDSAY HARRIS - Wiluk (Red Ochre) #2 

resin, pigment & ochre on hemp 2014, 100 x 100cm

$5,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Wiluk (Red Ochre) #3

LINDSAY HARRIS - Wiluk (Red Ochre) #3 

resin, pigment & ochre on hemp 2014, 100 x 100cm

$5,000.00
Ngoorp Kooraa (Blood of Long Ago)

Ngoorp Kooraa (Blood of Long Ago) 

resin, pigment & binder on hemp 2014, 150 x 115cm

$10,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Aalidja Boodja #3 (That land there)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Aalidja Boodja #3 (That land there) 

clay, pigment & binder on hemp 2013, 100 x 105cm

$5,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Baal Djoolar (He is Bones)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Baal Djoolar (He is Bones) 

resin, pigment & binder on hemp 2012, 100 x 100cm

$5,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Karret (Half - Way)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Karret (Half - Way) 

resin, pigment & binder on hemp 2012, 100 x 100cm

$5,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Kep-Kwop-Kooraar (Water Good Long Ago)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Kep-Kwop-Kooraar (Water Good Long Ago) 

resin, pigment & binder on hemp 2012, 195 x 136cm

$15,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Knowing Your Place #1

LINDSAY HARRIS - Knowing Your Place #1 

resin, pigment & binder on hemp 2012, 195 x 136cm

$15,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Ngaaditj Boodja 1 (Salt Country)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Ngaaditj Boodja 1 (Salt Country) 

pigment & binder on hemp 2012, 100 x 100cm.

$5,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Ngaaditj Boodja 2 (Salt Country)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Ngaaditj Boodja 2 (Salt Country) 

pigment & binder on hemp 2012, 100 x 100cm

$5,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Ngaaditj Boodja 3 (Salt Country)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Ngaaditj Boodja 3 (Salt Country) 

pigment & binder on hemp 2012, 100 x 100cm

$5,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Ngaaditjabin (Becoming Salt)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Ngaaditjabin (Becoming Salt) 

resin & pigment on hemp 2012, 100 x 100cm

$5,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Ngorp Korraar #1 (Blood of the Ancients)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Ngorp Korraar #1 (Blood of the Ancients) 

pigment & binder on hemp 2012, 105 x 105cm

$5,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Ngorp Korraar #2 (Blood of the Ancients)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Ngorp Korraar #2 (Blood of the Ancients) 

pigment & binder on hemp 2012, 105 x 105cm

$5,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Ngorp Korraar #3 (Blood of the Ancients)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Ngorp Korraar #3 (Blood of the Ancients) 

pigment & binder on hemp 2012, 105 x 105cm 

$5,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Three Tracks Plus One

LINDSAY HARRIS - Three Tracks Plus One 

pigment & binder on hemp 2012, 105 x 105cm 

$5,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Wort-Biianin (Pinch the Throat)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Wort-Biianin (Pinch the Throat) 

pigment & binder on hemp 2012, 100 x 100cm

$5,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Coarin Vale

LINDSAY HARRIS - Coarin Vale 

resin, pigment & clay on hemp 2011, 100 x 105cm

$4,500.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Doorntj (Harvest coming together)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Doorntj (Harvest coming together) 

resin, pigment & clay on hemp 2011, 100 x 105cm

$4,500.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Kedalak (Sun Going Down)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Kedalak (Sun Going Down) 

Resin, pigment & clay on hemp 2011, 100 x 100cm

$5,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Kep Kooriding (Water Returning)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Kep Kooriding (Water Returning) 

resin, pigment & clay on hemp 2011, 100 x 100cm

$5,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Wombar (Dust)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Wombar (Dust) 

resin, pigment & clay on hemp 2011, 100 x 105cm

$4,500.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Yoorkadjaarn (Old Granny)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Yoorkadjaarn (Old Granny) 

resin, pigment & clay on hemp, 2011, 115 x 100cm 

$5,000.00
LINDSAY HARRIS - Makuru (Wettest time of the year)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Makuru (Wettest time of the year) sold

resin & pigment on hemp 2011, 140 x 200cm *ACQUIRED FOR THE ART GALLERY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA ART COLLECTION*

LINDSAY HARRIS - Ngan - Karlap Coaring (My Place Kwolyin)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Ngan - Karlap Coaring (My Place Kwolyin) sold

resin & pigment on hemp 2008, 100 x 1100cm
*ACQUIRED BY THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA COLLECTION*

LINDSAY HARRIS - Graffiti on the Rock

LINDSAY HARRIS - Graffiti on the Rock sold

resin, pigment & binder on hemp 2012, 100 x 100cm *ACQUIRED BY THE BERNDT MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY UWA*

LINDSAY HARRIS - Wombaarabin (Becomes Dust)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Wombaarabin (Becomes Dust) sold

resin & pigment on hemp 2012, 100 x 100cm *ACQUIRED BY THE EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY COLLECTION (WA)*

LINDSAY HARRIS  - Djoolarabin (Becoming Bones)

LINDSAY HARRIS - Djoolarabin (Becoming Bones) sold

resin & pigment on hemp 2012, 100 x 100cm *ACQUIRED BY THE BERNDT MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY UWA*

LINDSAY HARRIS - Nyoomburt - Flowers

LINDSAY HARRIS - Nyoomburt - Flowers sold

resin, pigment & binder on hemp 2014, 100 x 100cm *ACQUIRED BY THE TOWN OF VICTORIA PARK ART COLLECTION APRIL 2016*