Image: Patrick Green, Tjukurla community. Image courtesy of Tjarlirli Arts

Our Story, Your Story is a rare chance to participate in powerful Aboriginal artist-led conversations about the importance and diversity of art and culture with senior and emerging artists from unique communities and regions across WA.

These short, lively conversations will reveal new and unexpected insights into the ever-changing nature of Aboriginal cultural and artistic expression. The artists will discuss the new techniques and technologies being harnessed to produce textiles, fashion, experimental video, animation and preservation of language.

Host: Glenn Iseger-Pilkington, writer and curator, Wadjarri, Nhanda and Noongar man and member of a Dutch and Scottish migrant family

Speakers

Patrick & Winston Green are Ngaanyatjarra brothers from Tjukurla community who make videos to share and reconnect with deep and powerful parts of their family’s country in the Western Desert.

Leah Umbagai, Manager, Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre is from the Woddordda tribe in Dambimangaddee country, Kimberley. Leah will touch on the difficulties some Aboriginal people face living within two different worlds.

Peter Farmer, born in Gnowangerup in the Great Southern, is a successful Noongar artist who works in many mediums and supports the development of Noongar Aboriginal fashion and art.

Mervyn Street, a senior Gooniyandi man from the Fitzroy Crossing River Region, is an accomplished author, illustrator, carver and painter who has begun making animations as a way of engaging local youth. Mervyn will create a live sand animation on stage.

Grace Lillian Lee, a Cairns-based fashion designer who works with Aboriginal communities to help translate art into fashion, will show and discuss wearable items made in WA communities.

Ollie George, a Mount Magnet Elder , talks about the genesis of a 20 year project he pioneered to preserve Badimia language for future generations.

*Progam subject to change

This event is part of Revealed, an annual program, funded by the State Government, that brings WA Aboriginal arts centres to Perth for an art market, workshops, training, public talks and exhibition.

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