Noongar Country – Six Seasons
Exhibition Runs 1 July – 3 September
For Noongar Country 2017 indigenous artists who reside on Noongar Country have responded to the theme of Six Seasons, the natural climate which has shaped Noongar lifestyle for countless generations. These seasons are determined by the weather patterns on Noongar Country, rather than by a particular date and demonstrate a strong connection to the natural cycles of the land.
These cycles represent a balance between Noongar people and the natural environment, traditionally they shaped hunting and gathering practices to ensure nature was given the chance to thrive. In contemporary culture, these seasons represent the incredible body of knowledge accumulated by Noongar people and a connection to country which has remained unbroken for thousands of years despite European colonisation of Noongar lands.
The exhibition features works by Indigenous artists at all stages of their career, from emerging to established practitioners, from traditional to contemporary styles and everything in between, offering audiences a glimpse into the richness of Noongar Culture today through the visual arts. Artworks across all mediums are represented including painting, printmaking, drawing and sculpture.
Bunbury Biennale 2017
Exhibition runs 8 July – 10 September
The Bunbury Biennale is a juried exhibition which brings together works by contemporary artists from across Western Australia. Featuring some of the state’s most respected visual arts practitioners, alongside emerging and mid-career artists it is a chance for regional audiences to experience the diversity of contemporary arts practice in the west.
This year, the 12th Bunbury Biennale continues to celebrate the diverse identities of WA based artists and showcases contemporary visual arts practice across a range of media, from sculpture and installation to painting, drawing and printmaking.
The Bunbury Biennale was initiated by the City of Bunbury Arty Collection Committee in 1993 – it is the second oldest Biennale event in Australia. It was created in order to expand and diversify the existing city of Bunbury Art Collection which is the largest public art collection in the state, outside of the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Amanda Alderson, Waiting for Sombre 2017, mixed media, dimensions variable.
David Carson, Video for Synaesthetists 2017, video still.