Straight Outta Wilurarra
6 July 2021
5 August 2021
About the event
EXHIBITION OPENING 530PM TUESDAY JULY 6, MAIN GALLERY
Spanning music, fashion, design, writing and photography, Wilurarra Creative is an arts hub in the remote community of Mirlirrtjarra (Warburton) on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, 900km north-west of Kalgoorlie.
For the past 16 years Wilurarra Creative has supported Ngaanyatjarra young adults to explore and express personal and collective identity, capturing the songs, stories, styles, language, artwork and living creativity of contemporary Ngaanyatjarra culture.
Coming straight to Esperance after a stint at the Fremantle Arts Centre's 2021 Revealed Exhibition, the Wilurarra Creative hub will be recreated in our main gallery with a photographic studio, selfie booth, hair salon and art works. Straight Outta Wilurarra makes a bold statement on the culture, style and unique voices of Western Desert people.
Wilurarra Creative will also launch the second edition of Alanya magazine. Ngaanyatjarra slang for ‘looking good’ Alanya sets new trends in design, photography, fashion and story-telling straight outta the Ngaanyatjarra lands.
photo credit: Travis Lane, self portrait, 2020, photographic print.