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DESERT RIVER SEA: PORTRAITS OF THE KIMBERLEY
Opens 9 February
Desert River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley is the highly anticipated culmination of the Art Gallery of WA’s six-year Kimberley Aboriginal arts project Desert River Sea, supported by Rio Tinto. This landmark exhibition showcasing the vibrant and contemporary creative talent of Kimberley artists opens with a cultural celebration on 9 February 2019.
New works from six Kimberley art centres and three independent artists will be presented alongside a selection of legacy works 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.
The exhibition has been shaped by the people and the places of the Kimberley. Artists and art centres have embraced the opportunity to share their stories of Country and lived experience through innovative contemporary art practice.
Desert River Sea Opening Weekend Cultural Celebration
10am-5pm, Saturday 9 February 2019 | FREE
Join AGWA for an unmissable celebration of Kimberley culture with artist talks and art demonstrations, cultural performances, and family activities.
Screen Space – Megan Cope The Blaktism 2014
Until 28 January
This video work is highly theatrical in its examination of Aboriginal identity and issues of authenticity that are faced by fair-skinned Aboriginal people. It does this by looking at Australian society’s intensive focus on skin colour as a way of deciding who is and isn’t a ‘real’ Aboriginal person in urban areas.
WA Now – Andrew Nicholls – Hyperkulturemia
Until 15 April
This immersive installation features Andrew Nicholls’ performative photographs, beautifully detailed drawings and illustrated ceramics. A playful and powerful meditation on the cultural significance of the European Grand Tour, it demonstrates Nicholls’ unique way of engaging with contemporary and historical art and modes of being.
Garry Sibosado Aalingoon (Rainbow Serpent) 2018 (detail).
Photo: Michael Jalaru Torres at Kooljaman Beach, 2018.
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