ACT-BELONG-COMMIT ELEVATE ARTS
DANJOO - INTERWOVEN
Curated by Wadandi/Minang/Koreng Bibbulmun artist Lea Taylor and Greg Sikich
Danjoo - Interwoven celebrates local Aboriginal culture, Country, language and visual arts practice in Western Australia, proudly presenting new and recent artworks by eighteen Aboriginal artists from or now residing in the south west corner of the state. Danjoo – meaning together in Bibbulmun Noongar language reflects the bringing together of established, mid-career and emerging Aboriginal artists working in diverse art forms, presenting artworks that speak of local Aboriginal culture and contemporary, personal, social and political issues.
Featuring artists Deborah Bonar-Mills, Lance Chadd, Julie Dowling, Jeanette Garlett, Naomi Grant, Linda James, Bradley Kickett, Rohin Kickett, Norma MacDonald, Janine McAullay Bott, Esther McDowell, Lewis Nannup, Daniel Roe, Lea Taylor, Jo Ugle, Mandy White, Desmond Woodley and Boyden Woods.
OPENING Fri 15 Feb 6pm - 8.30pm
Welcome to Country 6.30pm
Concert by Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse 7.30 - 8.30pm. More info >
VIEWING WED TO FRI 10AM - 5PM, SAT 11AM - 3PM
Image: Julie Dowling, Mardubaya Irra (growing language) (detail), 2018, acrylic, red ochre, plastic on canvas, 119 x 89 cm
ELEVATE ARTS AND GET CREATIVE FOR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS
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Act: try something creative you haven’t done before, learn to draw, sew, paint, visit an exhibition or take part in an event
Act-Belong-Commit Elevate Arts is proudly sponsored by Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit health message. Act-Belong-Commit is an evidence-based health promotion campaign encouraging individuals to take action to improve their mental health and well-being.