Exhibition

Ngala Wongga (Come Talk)

May 20 to June 15

About this exhibition

Ngala Wongga (Come Talk) – Cultural significance of languages in the Goldfields is a collaboration with the Aboriginal community in Goldfields, WA. The conceptual body of multimedia work goes beyond documentary and photojournalism creating an aesthetic and creative platform highlighting the Elders connection to land whilst illuminating the cultural significance of Australia’s endangered languages.

A series of evocative portraits invites us to engage with each individual and their personal stories enhanced through a poignant and haunting story telling installation.

Gungurrunga Ngawa (Look Above) is a series of aerial photographs that captures the ethereal beauty and unique shapes and textures of the Goldfield’s salt lakes.

Using landscapes, portraiture and multi-media Martine Perret’s work intertwines the story of an extraordinary and ancient land, peoples, culture and language.

Hear a sneak peek of these languages and stories from the Elders online here and from Edie Sceghi about her experience working along side Martine Perret online here.

Image Credit: Martine Perret Gungurrunga Ngawa, 2015, giclee print, 2/5 limited edition of 5. Photographer: Martine Perret

ARTISTS

Martine Perret
Jonathan Mustard: Digital production, video and sound

MEDIUM

Audio visual installation, 2D photography

INSTALLATION

16 artworks (8 x A0 size, 8 portraits of Elders A1 size)
multi-media projection featuring images and audio projected through 7 layers of tulle fabric (projector and speakers provided)
60 – 75 running metres (a complete darken space for the projection is recommended)

LEARNING CENTRE

Education resource (includes teachers notes, curriculum and ideas, glossary of terms, primary and secondary gallery questions)
Free education and public programs (includes public events, artist talks incursion and excursion with schools, discounted ARTBUS, sponsored by Healthway to promote the Act Belong Commit message)

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT*

Act-Belong-Commit Engagement Program.

MARKETING

Marketing Kit (includes e-invitation template, artwork for hard copy invitation, media release, promotional images, logos and acknowledgements)

INTERPRETATION MATERIALS

Exhibition, ART ON THE MOVE and Healthway panels
Artwork labels
Exhibition brochures (free for distribution)

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES*

Working across cultures; Protocols for working with Aboriginal communities; AV installation; Condition reporting; Complex installation 2D

*Extra cost involved 

TOUR DURATION

June 2017 – December 2019
Available WA and interstate

Cost Share

WA $3,445.00 (inc GST)
Interstate to be advised

Crates

3 crates, totalling 4.41 cubic metres (tbc); exhibition delivered by a dedicated vehicle (WA)

2017

June 15 - July 23
Carnarvon Library and Gallery

2018

May 9 - June 22
Beach Street Gallery
July 27 - September 1
Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery

2019

May 20 - June 15
Katanning Gallery

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