Visual arts: Naidoc Week at AGWA

27 June 2018

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7-15 July @ Art Gallery of WA ·
Presented by various contributors, including artist Julie Dowling ·

The Perth Cultural Centre is celebrating NAIDOC Week 2018 with a suite of programs in recognition of the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and society.

AGWA is running a variety of FREE events as part of this year’s program, including guided tours dedicated to Indigenous women’s artwork on display at AGWA, a hands on community canvas project, led by Jade Dolman, and an artist talk by First Nation Badimaya artist Julie Dowling. The programs launch with a free concert by Junkadelic at the Gallery from midday, Saturday 7 July.

Six Seasons – the Concert | FREE
Junkadelic featuring Richard Walley
12-1pm, Saturday 7 July
The Indigenous ‘six seasons’ are the subject of an exciting new musical performance by WA funk/junk favourites, Junkadelic. The first complete Perth performance will be free at AGWA to launch Naidoc Week in style.

Guided Tours | FREE
10.30am, Sunday 8 July – Sun 15 July (closed Tue 10 July)
Focusing on works of art made by Indigenous women currently on display at the Gallery, join one of AGWA’s Voluntary Gallery Guides and immerse yourself in a guided tour.
Community Canvas Project: Because of Her We Can | FREE
10am -1pm, Monday 9 July
1.30-4.30pm, Wednesday 11 July
1.30- 4.30pm, Thursday 12 July
Suitable for adults and children 8+
Collaborate with Indigenous artist Jade Dolman to create a brand new art work celebrating the invaluable contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

WA Now Artist Talk | FREE
2-3pm, Saturday 14 July
In celebration of Naidoc Week, hear from First Nation Badimaya artist, Julie Dowling, for an insight into her artistic practice and her WA Now – Babanyu (Friends for life) display.

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Pictured: Six Seasons – Paper Bark – Richard Walley Photo: Carmen Barraza.

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