Western Plains Cultural Centre
Saturday 9 May | 10:30am-4pm | Western Plains Cultural Centre | 76 Wingewarra St Dubbo NSW 2830
To celebrate the opening of We Don’t Need a Map: A Martu Experience of the Western Desert, the Western Plains Cultural Centre will be hosting a free all-day public program with the Martu mob, who are travelling all the way from the Western Desert in Western Australia to share their language and culture with Dubbo.
- 10:45am Artist Talks: Join the Martu artists and curators for a tour of the exhibition.
- 12pm Ranger Talks: Meet Martu rangers for a discussion on caring for country - the Martu way.
- 1pm Basket Weaving Workshop: Learn the art of basket weaving in the tradition of the Martu.
- 2pm Film Screening: Contact is an award winning documentary that captures the remarkable moment in 1964 when a group of Martu women and children first encountered the outside world.
Bringing together traditional culture and knowledge of the Martu people with cutting-edge new media artists from across Australia We Don’t Need a Map features paintings, digital animation, immersive video installations, aerial desert photography and sculptural objects. The Martu are the traditional owners of a vast area of the Western Desert and live in remote communities in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. As well as illustrating a distinct visual language, this exhibition provides insight into the lively, enduring and contemporary culture of the Martu.