Desert River Sea Opening: Cultural Celebration

Community Event

9 Feb 2019

Desert River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley is the highly anticipated culmination of the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s (AGWA) 6 year Kimberley visual arts project and proudly supported by Rio Tinto.

This landmark exhibition showcases the vibrant and contemporary creative talent of Kimberley artists and opens with a cultural celebration on 9 February 2019.

Join AGWA for an unmissable celebration of Kimberley art and culture with artist talks, art demonstrations, cultural performances and family activities.

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.

Facilities

Art & Culture Cafe Family Family Friendly Free Wifi Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Shop Walk

Rates

Free Entry

Event Times

9 Feb 2019

Once Only Event

Venue

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, 6000

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