June 28, 2021 - July 13, 2021


Location: West Perth
28 JUNE - 13 JULY, WEST PERTH Official Opening 10am Tuesday 6 July

Feature artist, Polly Ngale, is a senior custodian of the Bush Plum (Anwekety) Dreaming story (along with her sisters Kathleen and Angelina Pwerle). Polly depicts the bush plum using mainly shades of whites, reds, oranges and yellows to depict the contours of her country and the varying seasonal palette, revealing the bush plum and her country in all its glory. Walala Tjapaltjarri’s work depicts ‘Tingari’, sacred and secret men’s songs and stories associated with a number of sites in his traditional homelands. Today he is regarded as one of the most significant of the Western desert artists with his work held in significant institutional and private collections in Australia and around the world. Exceptional works by Eunice Napanangka Jack, Narpula Napurrula Scobie, Kay Napurrula Rubentja and Tatali Napurrula will also be on show.

Along with the central desert artists, highly regarded Balladong, Wadjuk, Noongar, Barry McGuire will exhibit an installation of various implements that were traditionally made and still used today through song and dance to represent the Spider Dreaming. The Wadjuk Spider is native to Garragatup (Kings Park).

As part of the official opening Barry will perform a welcome to country as well as give a talk about the story of the Spider Dreaming on Tuesday, 6 July at 10am