The Politics of Canvas: Martu Collabroation

Forum
Perth & Fremantle

When

2:00pm Saturday 20 August

Where

The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre
Perth WA 6000
Australia

Why

FREE WEEKEND CELEBRATION
The large-scale 'Kintyre' artwork, stretching five metres across and three metres tall, forms a centrepiece of 'Tracks We Share' and is a result of collaboration between 23 Martu artists who worked on it across several years and locations. It references Karlamilyi, an area of remote Martu Country where the Great Sandy and Little Sandy deserts intersect and the contested site of a uranium mining lease stands. Painted as an act of protest, the work affirms connection to and care of Country and is a call for the site to be returned to its Traditional Owners. Join representatives from Martumili Artists as they discuss the work itself, the processes of kujungka (working together) and marlpa (companionship), and the significance of this work as a political statement.