We don't need a map: a Martu experience of the Western Desert (Moree Plains)

Moree Plains Gallery

Opening Fri 12 June | 5:30pm | RSVP by Wed 10 June to (02) 6757 3320
13 June – 22 August 2015 | Moree Plains Gallery | 25 Frome Street Moree NSW

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. We don't need a map will be shown for the first time at the Moree Plains Gallery.

The exhibition features more than thirty artists and redefines boundaries by bringing together the traditional culture and knowledge of the Martu with cutting edge new media artists from around Australia. Stunning paintings, digital animation, immersive video installations, aerial desert photography, finely wrought traditional cultural objects and photographic portraits of the artists all sit side by side. Works ranging from paintings by senior artists documenting Martu culture to contemporary snapshots by younger artists of camel hunts and football matches all give the viewer a rich insight into Martu culture.

12 Jun - 22 Aug 2015

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