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Referendum exhibition opens in WA

Posted: May 29th, 2017

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An exhibition named “Right Wrongs: ’67 Referendum – the WA Story” will open to the public on Saturday 27 May. It commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the historic vote for Aboriginal rights in Australia.

Focusing on the themes of resistance, survival, and activism, the exhibition will feature stories of Aboriginal people from Western Australia.

Hosted by the State Library of Western Australia and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, the exhibition will be available to visit across the State, including in Perth, Fremantle, Albany, and Kalgoorlie, and Geraldton.

For more information, you can visit Western Australian Museum’s website here.

Aboriginal writing workshop in Perth next week

Posted: June 19th, 2013

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Do you have a story to tell but don’t know how to go about writing it?

The Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company will be holding a free writing workshop for the Aboriginal community next week in Perth with acclaimed author and editor, Amanda Curtin.

The workshop will be held 10am–1pm, Wednesday 26 June at the State Library of Western Australia. It is strictly limited to 25 participants, so RSVP now to reserve your place.

For more information and to register, contact Project Manager Irma Woods on (09) 9202 1966 or email project@yirrayaakin.com.au

Click here to find out more about the Yirra Yakkin Theatre Company.

Perth Celebrates West Australian Aboriginal Art through Revealed Exhibition and Marketplace

Posted: April 12th, 2013

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Come down to the Revealed exhibition and marketplace in Perth this weekend for the opportunity to view and buy Aboriginal artworks directly from the artists creating them.

The Revealed exhibition presents work from new and emerging West Australian Aboriginal artists, and runs from 13 April to 4 May at the Central Institute of Technology in Northbridge.

To kick off the exhibition, the Perth Cultural Centre will come alive on Saturday 13 April with the Revealed marketplace, where visitors can both purchase art and take part in array of activities celebrating Aboriginal culture.

The State Library of WA will also be holding a free symposium in the afternoon, which explores current issues in the Indigenous art industry and highlights creativity and innovation from regional WA.

For more information on the exhibition and a list of activities taking place at the marketplace, visit www.revealed.net.au