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Be a community advisor in Geraldton

Posted: June 12th, 2015

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The WA Museum in Geraldton is looking for new members for its Community Advisory Committee, and Aboriginal applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Museum is now accepting expressions of interests for two voluntary community representative positions.

WA Museum CEO Alec Coles said he hopes to receive Expressions of Interest from people who want to be part of the history and future of Geraldton and the Mid West.

 

 

 

“Members of the Advisory Committee actively advocate for the Museum and provide a community perspective on the Museum’s

Expressions of Interest including a statement outlining suitability and a current resume should be mailed to Leigh O’Brien, WA Museum – Geraldton, PO Box 2229, Geraldton, WA 6530, or emailed to leigh.o’brien@museum.wa.gov.au by 4pm, 19 June 2015.

On Badimaya Country- at the WA Museum

Posted: November 14th, 2013

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On-Badimaya-Country-Museum-Exhibition-Flyer_2013-10-24 (2)On Badimaya Country is a joint photographic and language documentation project between the Combined Universities Centre for Regional Health, the Bundiyarra – Irra Wangga Language Centre in Geraldton, the Bidi Bidi Centre of the Mount Magnet community and the Mid West Development Commission via Royalties for Regions funding.

Documenting a collection of experiences captured in photo and film over a 3-month period, the On Badimaya Country exhibition highlights the beautiful Aboriginal culture and country of the Badimaya people of Mount Magnet.

The exhibition also features artworks from Badimaya artists of Wirnda Barna Artists Inc., a not-for-profit Aboriginal arts centre in Mount Magnet.

This free exhibit is on at the WA Museum in Geraldton from 15 November to 2 February 2014.

Yamatji Dolls and Yarning on show in Geraldton

Posted: October 3rd, 2012

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Dolls and Yarning is an exhibition of dolls created by Yamaji parents, grandparents and young people in Geraldton and Northampton, Western Australia.

The exhibition comes after a series of doll making skills were learnt and shared in workshops during the year, that included yarning about family, learning, culture, play and education. As the creative process unfolded these inanimate objects came to life as the dolls and yarns became closely stitched together while Aboriginal ways of teaching and learning were explored, honoured and celebrated.

The exhibition runs until 5 November at the WA Museum Geraldton, Batavia Coast Marina.

 

Dolls and Yarning has been developed and presented by Western Australian Museum Geraldton in partnership with the Geraldton Regional Community Education Centre. The Dolls and Yarning project is funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) through the Parental and Community Engagement (PaCE) program.

For more information contact the Geraldton Regional Community Education Centre on 08 9921 4477