Works from new artists who have not previously exhibited will take centre stage in Perth next week as part of the Bundi Gurdurdu (Good Heart) mid-west Aboriginal Art Exhibition.

More than 40 Indigenous artists will be featured in the exhibition, which is a joint initiative of Oakajee Port and Rail and the Naaguja Warangkarri Aboriginal Corporation.

The artists are from mid-west communities including Geraldton, Yalgoo, Cue, Mt Magnet, Meekatharra, Morawa, Mullewa and Yulga Jinna near Meekatharra.

Among the more than 80 pieces are works by well established mid-west artists Olive Boddington, Loretta Egan, who is known for her fine, neat dot work and colourful, rhythmic designs and Charmaine Green, who won the NAIDOC poster competition in 2006.

The exhibition will showcase a mix of contemporary and traditional Indigenous art and will be a rare opportunity for people to see and buy the works of new Indigenous artists and to support a new artistic community.

The exhibition at the QV1 building, 250 St George Terrace, runs from 9-13 June and the sales desk will be staffed between 10am-4pm.

For more information contact Kim Pervan, Manager Public Relations Oakajee Port and Rail, 0407 083 832 or Nan Rickards Project Manager Bundi Gurdurdu (Good Heart) Aboriginal Art Exhibition, 0417 184 290.