National Tour: Opening Celebrations

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


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.


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


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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