Never-before exhibited drawings by the late Aboriginal artist Jimmy Pike will be shown at The University of Western Australia's Berndt Museum from 29 June.The works on paper, made between 1990 and 2000, draw on the knowledge and skills Jimmy Pike learned growing up as a hunter-gatherer in a bush camp on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert.
With his people, the Walmajarri, Jimmy Pike was one of the last to leave the desert and settle on cattle stations in the Kimberley during the 1950s.
During his early boyhood he and his family walked from waterhole to waterhole and his art reflects the desert landscape, the changing seasons and Aboriginal spirituality.
Jimmy Pike's Artlines is a selection of vibrant felt-tip pen drawings, but Jimmy Pike is best known for his acrylic paintings on canvas and the internationally recognised designs he created for fashion label Desert Designs.
Jimmy Pike made the drawings in the UWA exhibition at his isolated camp near Broome.
He is one of Australia's most famous Indigenous artists and is represented in the collections of the major Australian public galleries and museums.
Jimmy Pike's Artlines will be shown until 15 December 2012.
The Berndt Museum is in the Dr Harold Schenberg Arts Centre in the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery on campus.