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Northbridge Piazza superscreen + Forrest Place Screen

3 – 30 July
Northbridge Piazza + Forrest Chase Screen


Screenarts in collaboration with Community Arts Network present a week-long program of Indigenous Art on the Northbridge Piazza and Forrest Place Superscreens in celebration of NAIDOC Week.

This incredible schedule of Indigenous art and culture features animation, sculpture and painting from across Western Australia.

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Tjanpi Desert Weavers

Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council created to enable women in remote central deserts to earn their own income from fibre art.

The exhibition showcases the wonderful works of the talented weavers as well as photographs of the artists at work in the spectacular landscapes of the region, along side Ngayuku Papa: Bluey and Big Boy and Ngayuku Papa: Tiny, two short videos which bring the weavings to life through stop-motion and storytelling.

Ikuntji arts

Ikuntji Artists was the first art centre established by women in the Western Desert Art Movement. Already in the 1980s women began painting in Haasts Bluff in the aged care facility. They had been instructed by their husbands and fathers, and they had often assisted them in completing their paintings. By the early 1990s these women artists decided to pursue setting up their own art centre.

Today Ikuntji Artists are represented in many national and international galleries and institutions. Their art is famous for bold colour choice, decisive brush strokes and a long legacy of internationally renowned artists.

Artitja Lines in ParalleL

For the first time in over a decade a selection of highly sought artworks from Bula’bula Art Centre in Ramingining, central Arnhem Land, 4,400 kms away, will be on display in Perth, alongside paintings by significant Tiwi Island artists, marking our fifth exhibition with the Munupi Art Centre on Melville Island.

Lines in Parallel brings together over 40 artworks by artists from two important art centres in the Northern Territory, highlighting the concurrent spiritual, ritual and historic narratives unique to these remote regions.

Community Arts Network screenings

Boola boola birds

Delivered in partnership with the Djinda Falcons, a series of workshops with Elders resulted in an installation of woven birds, a series of bird poems and a large cane sculpture of an emu.

In this exhibition, the woven birds are beautifully photographed by Bo Wong and we see these incredible objects up close. The colours, textures and handiwork of these bird sculpture captivate the imagination.

Clay Boodjar

An exhibition featuring hand-built clay sculptures, animation, and mixed-media collages that share the history of Noongar farm workers and experiences of the reserve, river, land and town through the artistic hands of many generations.

Artists, Storytellers and Writers: Gail Airey, the late Colin Boundry, Allen Jones, Merlene Della Jones, Deborah Moody, Merle Narkle-Goodwin, Audrey Nettle, Graham Nettle, Lois Ralph, Steven Aiton, Jade Bateman, Dianne Jones, Bradley Kickett, Karlee Parnham, Kadeena Ryan, Myah Day, Indianna Kiernan, Zaniia Ryder, Breeanna Slater, Letisha Thompson & Jamelia Ugle.

other screenings

Makuru Tv

Djilba (August-September) is the fifth season in the Nyoongar Calendar. This is the season of growth, as the weather begins to warm up. Djilba season is a time to look for the yellow and cream flowers starting on mass. As the season progresses and the temperatures continue to rise, we’ll start to see the flower stalks of the balgas emerging in preparation for the coming Kambarang season. This program is a collection of three pieces of footage taken from locations around Perth during the season of Djilba. The first scene is of the creek running down from Lesmurdie Falls in the Perth Hills. The second scene is the beginnings of the wildflowers blossoming in the bush around Kalamunda. The third scene captures the multifarious bird life at Manning Lake in Cockburn. The vivid beauty and life of Perth’s natural wonders are paired with small pieces of information found on the KURONGKURL KATITJIN page of the ECU website.

Makuru sunset

Kambarang (October-November) is the sixth season in the Nyoongar Calendar. This is the season of birth, as the weather continues to warm up. This 53 minute program of nature footage was taken at Yallingup Beach, as the sun sets on the sweeping and majestic coast. Surfers can be seen bobbing amongst the waves as the colours transform kaleidoscopically over the course of the video.

Screenarts acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation as the traditional custodians of this country and its waters and that we operate on Noongar country. We pay our respects to Noongar elders past, present, and emerging. Always was and always will be Aboriginal land.