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23 Aug - 19 Nov


Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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01 Sep - 31 Aug

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27 Oct, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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27 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA


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05 Nov, 1.00pm, Level 6: Harbourside Room

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Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Laura Hindmarsh

Primavera 2017 artist Laura Hindmarsh shares six films ahead of her specially curated edition of Art + Film on Saturday 16 September. more

The Many Guises of Jenny Watson

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Telling Tales: Peggy Patrick

Born 1929, Kununurra, Western Australia
Lives and works Warmun, Western Australia
Gija language group, Nangari skin group

Peggy Patrick is a senior Gija artist from Warmun, located in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. She presents seven vertical Marlam boards from 2013 in this exhibition. ‘Marlam’ means to paint with the finger, and in these works the ochre has been traced down the surface of the canvas to create an irregular, linear effect. The presence of the hand is very clear and the ochre varies from panel to panel, from ghostly white on black through to yellow, brown and deep grey. These panels refer to the ornamentation or painting of the body in preparation for joonba, or ceremony as told through song and dance. They too literally embody the concept of storytelling, rather than one individual tale.

<b>Peggy Patrick</b> <i>Marlam</i> 2013

Peggy Patrick Marlam 2013