Ngali-ngalim-boorroo (For the Women) is a two-part exhibition at The Cross Art Projects and Sydney College of Arts Gallery (opening Thur 23 Oct to 7 Nov.) Ngali-ngalim-boorroo (For the Women) is a large and ongoing project developed by senior Gija women at Warmun Art Centre in the Kimberley and is part of the Contemporary Art and Feminism initiative.
Two-way sharing and learning lie at the heart of the tiny community at Warmun. Gija educators emphasise the importance of a culturally appropriate pedagogy that expresses ideas and concepts in specific Gija ways.
Jiregewoorrarrem, comprises 25 unique paintings of “all kinds of birds”, sound, and a bilingual publication (translated by Frances Kofod, production by Warmun Art Centre) developed by Mabel Juli as a contribution to the art centre’s Gija culture and language teaching and archiving activities. http://warmunart.com.au/
This exhibition includes works by Gija artists, both past and present, which explore aspects of the rich and significant story Garnkiny Ngarranggarni (Moon Dreaming).
A unique exhibition about Indigenous perceptions of climate change. Senior Gija artists Gordon Barney, Churchill Cann, Betty Carrington, Mabel Juli, Nancy Nodea, Lena Nyadbi, Rusty Peters, Shirley Purdie and Mary Thomas discuss in their paintings the ways in which the interactions of spirits and humans with the plants and animals of East Kimberley indicate typical and atypical seasonal change.
The exhibition Big Family celebrates an unmatched artistic triumph, the 25th anniversary of the Association of Northern Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKAAA), representing fifty art centres and artist co-ops ranging across northern Australia.
Short street Gallery at Mary Place Gallery, Sydney, NSW