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ImageGOOLOGOOLUP NAIDOC SCREENINGS | Martumili Artists | Kujungka

GOOLOGOOLUP NAIDOC SCREENINGS | Martumili Artists | Kujungka

Kujungka is the third exhibition following Mirrka (2023) and Waru (2022), which respectively celebrated many of the bushfoods that have sustained Martu people over thousands of years, and the importance of traditional fire uses.

Kujungka speaks to a sense of connectedness, reflecting the Martu vision to preserve cultural traditions, knowledge, and Country. Whilst desert life has moved away from mobile hunter-gatherer subsistence throughout the course of the twentieth century, bush tucker continues to be a significant component of the modern Martu diet. Hunting and gathering bush tucker remains equally valuable as an important cultural practice that is passed on intergenerationally, and still practiced today.
 
Martumili Artists was established by Martu people living in the communities of Parnpajinya (Newman), Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu, Kunawarritji, Irrungadji and Warralong, and it draws on strong influences of aboriginal art history. After long and cautious observation of other desert artists’ experiences of the art market.
 
The artists and their families are the traditional custodians of vast stretches of the Great Sandy, Little Sandy and Gibson Deserts as well as the Karlamilyi (Rudall River) area.
 
Kujungka exhibits daily from July 7 to 25 on the City of Perth’s Northbridge Piazza Superscreen and Forrest Place’s Arts Screen as part of the Goologoolup NAIDOC Screenings. See the festival guide for screening times. (https://screenarts.com.au/goologoolup-24/)
 
Image credit
Sandalwood Tree and Bush Medicine (2024), Noreena Kadibil
Image Courtesy of Martumili Artists
 
About the screening
The Northbridge Piazza Screen hosts a variety of screenings, from formal events like feature films, complete with bean bag seating for viewers, to more casual gatherings for sporting events and exhibitions (such as this screening). Here, visitors can relax on the lawn, savour the renowned culinary delights of Northbridge, or enjoy a stroll along James Street, taking in the vibrant artwork.
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    Event Showings

    Daily July 7 - 25

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    Price

    Free event

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    Location

    Northbridge Piazza

    Cnr Lake and James Street

    Northbridge WA 6003

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    Wheelchair access