McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery | 390 McClelland Dr, Langwarrin, VIC
16 August 2014 – 2 November 2014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.