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NAIDOC and July School Holidays at AGWA

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year's theme Heal Country! invites us to reflect on the need for stronger measures to recognise, care for and protect our lands, waters, sacred sites and cultural heritage. 
Join AGWA during the July School Holidays for storytelling, basket weaving and studio practice in artist-let workshops supporting local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Visit Balancing Act, an exhibition which attempts to showcase works of art that reflect the depth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture, with other aspects of the Aboriginal condition.
Storytelling with Olman Walley 10.30-11.30am, Tuesday 6 and Friday 9 July | FREE, bookings essential
In celebration of NAIDOC Week, pop into AGWA and hear from acclaimed Noongar performer and community leader Olman Walley as he takes you on a journey into Noongar culture. Interactive and informative, listen and take part in Dreamtime stories followed by a 'show and tell' where you'll be introduced to traditional artefacts, their uses and connection to other elements of culture such as the six seasons in a 'show and tell' activity. Book your place here.
Basket Weaving with Sharyn Egan POSTPONED
Celebrate NAIDOC Week these July School holidays and head to AGWA for a workshop on basket weaving with Noongar artist Sharyn Egan. Interactive and fun, you'll learn how to make an original woven basket by transforming natural fibres and raffia into your own unique vessel using coiling and other techniques.
Painting Stories with Rory Charles POSTPONED
Join emerging Aboriginal artist Rory Charles during NAIDOC Week and work together to create an Aboriginal-inspired story pole. Learn about Indigenous art traditions and develop your own artwork as well as a collaborative public art piece that will be installed as part of the East Perth redevelopment.
Balancing Act
10am-5pm, Tuesday – Monday | FREE
This exhibition attempts to showcase works of art that reflect the depth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture, with other aspects of the Aboriginal condition. Learn more about this State Art Collection display here.
Pulse Perspectives
Until 30 August | FREE
A marker of the depth, vision and diverse skill of our next generation of creatives, Pulse Perspectives celebrates these artists and offers an opportunity to consider what is meaningful to them. This year’s exhibition features 30 works by 2020 Year 12 Visual Arts graduates from 21 schools across Western Australia. The chosen works span a variety of subject matter and media, ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture, digital moving image and textiles. Human impact on the environment, identity and family are prominent themes and issues explored in this year's Pulse Perspectives exhibition.
Pulse Perspectives Family Guided Tours
11am, Wed 7, Mon 12 & Wed 14 July | FREE, bookings essential
Pop into AGWA these July school holidays and join a free family guided tour of this year's Pulse Perspectives exhibition. Specially designed for children and their families to enjoy, we invite you to come and explore the many works in the exhibition with our Voluntary Gallery Guides. Learn about these emerging artists, what influenced their work and share stories of your own. Book your place here.
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    Event Showings

    Various times, Tuesday 6 – Friday 16 July 2021

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    Free event

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    Perth Cultural Centre

    Cnr James and William Street

    Perth WA 6000

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    Wheelchair access