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FREE WORKSHOP: Painting and Textiles

Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery & Visitors Centre
February 17 & 18

Bookings: (08) 9948 1590

To celebrate the opening of Jila Kujarra: Two Snakes Dreaming in Shark Bay, you are invited to a weekend of free painting and punch needling workshops with artists Desmond Taylor and Mariaan Pugh.  

Saturday February 17
10am – 11am: Kids aged 6-10 (adult supervision required)
12pm – 2pm: Kids aged 11-16

Sunday February 18
10am – 1pm: Adults workshop

Bookings essential via the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery & Visitors Centre: (08) 9948 1590

About the exhibition

Jila Kujarra: Two Snakes Dreaming is an exciting cross-cultural collaboration between Warnman artist Desmond Taylor and Boorloo-based textiles practitioner Mariaan Pugh, commissioned by Fremantle Arts Centre in partnership with Martumili Artists. 

Taylor and Pugh have worked together to transform Taylor’s Niminjarra paintings, usually seen on canvas or paper, into highly tactile textile works, animating the important Niminjarra Jukurrpa (Dreaming).

This body of work is born of Taylor’s desire to see his artworks reimagined through a textile medium and is a contemporary crafting of important ancestral stories deeply rooted in Warnman Ngurra (Country).

Photography by Amelia Blanco