Boorongur (Totem), in collaboration with Sharyn Egan, provides a shared space for audiences to consider a personal plant or animal totem, and contribute to the accumulation of families of small raffia and wool creatures.
Sharyn Egan invites children and families to think about multi-species relationships and care for environments where human and non-human species cohabit.
Elaino Megalania, a sculpture made from natural materials of a megafauna skeleton belonging to an animal alive at the time of the First Australians on the continent, will also be exhibited in the space.
Boorongur is supported by Healthway promoting the Act Belong Commit message, and aligns with AGWA’s commitment to developing meaningful, multi-sensory, long term engagement projects that have social, emotional and community impact.
The space is designed to inspire quiet conversation, rest, creativity, and imagination while offering an opportunity for audiences of all ages to engage with Noongar culture.
Sharyn Egan has trained AGWA Teaching Artists and Volunteers to engage audiences to sculpt with raffia and wool. She has overseen the language used in the sharing of Noongar cultural material, the stories shared, and material practices taught in the creation of objects that can represent totems.
Photos by Rift Photography.