YAGU – Yalgoo Artists Group
Yagu is a Wajarri word meaning mothers. The group consists of Wirnda Barna’s Yalgoo based artists, Phyllis Simpson, Margaret Simpson, Charmaine Simpson, Karen Gilbert and Claudine Simpson.
They started the group back in 2005 out of the Town Hall and moved to MEEDAC in later years. The Yagu group were also inaugural members of Wirnda Barna Artists, which they helped to set up in 2009 to support, develop and protect Aboriginal artists in the Upper Murchison.
Wirnda Barna has a gallery and studio complex in Mount Magnet and supports its artist members across Yalgoo, Sandstone, Mount Magnet, Cue, Meekatharra and Yulga Jinna.
The indigenous paintings on the website have been done by the talented local ladies working out of the MEEDAC building.
If you wish to view these paintings in Yalgoo or would like further information please contact :
YAGU Parents' Art Group
||Workshops can be arranged
||MEEDAC Office, Gibbons Street, Yalgoo
||8:00am - 12:00am daily
Debbie / Charmaine
08 9962 8323
08 9962 8347
About some of our Artists
Margaret Simpson was born in Mullewa WA in the 1950s. She is an Aboriginal woman of the Wadjarri people of the Mid-west region and moved to Yalgoo, where most of her family live in 2002. Margaret has lived in the Mid-west / Murchison region all her life. She has four sisters, four brothers , six daughters and seventeen grandchildren.
Margaret completed a certificate III in Art and enjoys making artwork in the local women's art group, Yagu, at the Yalgoo Mid-west Employment and Economic Development Aboriginal Corporation.
Margaret Simpson’s artworks can be purchased through Wirnda Barna Artists Inc
Ph:0408 935 908
Phyllis Simpson was born on Meelberrie Station in the 1940's. She is an Aboriginal woman of the Wadjarri people of the Mid-west region of Western Australia. She went to Tardun Mission School which is now Wandalgu.
She has lived in lots of places but now lives in Yalgoo where she has lots of family. She has been painting since 2008. Phyllis enjoys making artwork in the local women's art group, Yagu, at the Yalgoo Mid-west Employment and Economic Development Aboriginal Corporation.
Phyllis Simpson’s artworks can be purchased through Wirnda Barna Artists Inc.
Ph: 0408 935 908.
some of the YAGU ladies Artwork