Geraldton Exhibition

  • The Geraldton Regional Gallery offered the Wiluna artists from the Wiluna Shire ‘Tjukurba Gallery’ the use of their Project Space to have an exhibition from the 14th – 30th September

  • Tjukurba Gallery is a new project that has only been going for two years and has seen great results with over sixty artists emerging from within the town. This exhibition is the first opportunity for a selected number of these up and coming indigenous artists to exhibit in Geraldton. It has also been the first time any of these artists have exhibited outside of Wiluna.

  • This has also been an opportunity for artists to conduct art workshops on the grassed area outside the gallery and inside the gallery.

  • Positive outcomes of this project include:

    • For Wiluna artists to showcase their work outside of Wiluna developing community esteem and a positive reputation
    • Supporting new and original art emerging from WA
    • For artists to gain experience in the setting up of an exhibition
    • For artists to engage with the community both through the workshops and opening night
    • A sharing of Mardu culture - their language, hunting experiences, knowledge of bush tucker and the land to which they belong, tribal law and dreamtime stories – all of which typically features in the Wiluna artist’s work
    • In terms of health – creating a positive, creative environment; creating possible job opportunities, personal development/achievement etc.

Annette Williams

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