Public Program: Martu Mob at the Gold Coast City Gallery

Gold Coast City Art Gallery

Saturday 12 September 2015 | 11am–5pm | Gold Coast City Art Gallery | 135 Bundall Rd
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 | Free

Celebrate the opening of We don’t need a map: A Martu experience of the Western Desert at Gold Coast City Gallery. Join the visiting artists, Martu rangers and exhibition curators for an engaging community program of talks, demonstrations and activities that will explore the Martu way of life, land management practices, the stories within the artworks and the journey of creating We don’t need a map.

  • Meet the artists: join the Martu Mob for a discussion about their country, culture and art
  • Basket weaving demonstration: artists share their traditional weaving techniques
  • Children’s activities: fun art activities for kids
  • Meet the Martu Rangers: learn about how they care for country

Celebrating the distinct visual language of the Martu, the traditional owners of a vast area of Western Australia’s Western Desert, this multi-faceted exhibition explores the Martu’s deeply embedded understanding and layered interpretations of the land. Far more than just a static collection of Martu art, We don’t need a map invites audiences to actively engage with Martu culture, Martu people, their way of life and the way they care for country and belong to it. 

12 Sep 2015

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