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Desert River Sea Opening Cultural Celebration

Image credit - Sonia Kurarra at Danggu Geikie Gorge with artwork Noonkanbah Highway 2018 (detail) synthetic polymer on cow hide, 140 x 268 cm Courtesy Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency

Image credit - Sonia Kurarra at Danggu Geikie Gorge with artwork Noonkanbah Highway 2018 (detail)
synthetic polymer on cow hide, 140 x 268 cm
Courtesy Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency

Learn about the art of pearl shell carving with the Sibosado brothers – Darrell and Garry, and bush-dying with natural materials with Eva and Ivy Nargoodah.

Hear from Mowanjum Arts on ochre crushing and Wandjina Rock art education, or watch Mervyn Street of Mangkaja Arts carve and shave a cow hide. Waringarri Aboriginal Arts will demonstrate boab nut carving.

AGWA and art centre curators, along with artists will talk about their experiences across the day.
Listen to live music by David Pigram and browse handmade items including carved pearl shells, dyed silks, textiles, and jewellery at the AGWA Shop.

Desert River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley is the highly anticipated culmination of the Art Gallery of WA’s six-year Kimberley visual arts project, supported by Rio Tinto.

Newly commissioned works from six Kimberley art centres and three independent artists are presented alongside a selection of culturally significant pieces from art centre collections. Together with works from AGWA’s collection, the exhibition offers a rare experience of the land, artists and art of the Kimberley.

Contact Name/Organisation Name: Art Gallery of WA

Phone Number: +61 8 9492 6600

Email Address: admin@artgallery.wa.gov.au

Website: http://www.artgallery.wa.gov.au/exhibitions/desert-river-sea-exhibition-experience.asp

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Earlier Event: February 8
Lady Willpower