We don't need a map: a Martu experience of the Western Desert
We don't need a map brings the desert to the city to celebrate the lively and enduring culture of the Martu – the traditional owners of a vast area of WA’s Western Desert.
This remarkable exhibition includes the work of more than 30 artists and is an exploration of the Martu people, their way of life, the way they care for country and belong to it.
As well as illustrating the distinct contemporary visual language of the Martu, this landmark event breaks down barriers by bringing together Martu and other artists to collaborate and exhibit together.
Featuring stunning paintings, cutting-edge new media collaborations, finely wrought objects, aerial desert photography, bush tucker and talks with the Martu artists and rangers, the exhibition and public program will surprise and inspire audiences.
Co-curated by Erin Coates; FAC Exhibitions Coordinator, Kathleen Sorensen; Martu artist and Cultural Consultant and Gabrielle Sullivan; Martumili Artists Manager. This project is a partnership between FAC, Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa and Martumili Artists. It is made possible with support from BHP Billiton Iron Ore.