National Tour: Opening Celebrations

McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery | 390 McClelland Dr, Langwarrin, VIC

EXHIBITION DATES

16 August 2014 – 2 November 2014

McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery | 390 McClelland Dr, Langwarrin, VIC

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.

EXHIBITION OPENING

Saturday 16 August 2014 | 3pm | Free Entry

To be opened by Martu artists and Elders. RSVP by Thursday 14 August 2014 to 03 9789 1671 or rsvp@mclellandgallery.com

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

Sunday 17 August 2014 | 12-4pm | Free Entry

Meet the artists and Martu rangers who care for country and enjoy tours during our celebration of We don’t need a map.

  • MARTU ARTIST & RANGER TALKS - a series of fascinating talks about the Martu way of life, land management practices, the stories within the paintings and the journey of creating We don’t need a map.
  • MARTU DEMONSTRATIONS - including bush tucker, cooking, basket weaving and performances.
  • INFORMAL GALLERY TOURS - where artists provide anecdotal and background information on the works in the exhibition.
  • FILM SCREENING: CONTACT | Screening at 3pm - A beautifully crafted award-winning documentary which captures the moment in 1964 when a group of Martu women and children first encountered the outside world.
  • BOUNCY BASKET - a giant inflatable basket based on the handmade woven basket by Martu artist Thelma Judson.

Live music, and food and refreshments are available for purchase throughout the afternoon.

16 Aug - 02 Nov 2014

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