The first public week of Yiwarra Kuju has been filled with events, festivities and celebration. We have been joined by dozens of artists and project team members from Canning Stock Route Country in order to officially welcome Yiwarra Kuju back to Western Australia and to Perth for the first time.
On the opening morning of the exhibition we were thrilled to host a morning tea for Noongar and Canning Stock Route community members. After being welcomed by Noongar elders, guests were privileged to witness a rare cultural exchange of dances and songs between these groups.
Performers from both communities danced and sang their stories of country and place. And then, in a most rare exchange, Noongar and KALACC (Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Cultural Centre) dancers shared the stage and danced together. (Pictured above)
A similar performance and exchange occurred at the official exhibition launch on Thursday 3rd of November. Where the Premier officially opened the exhibition to a ‘sell-out’ crowd of over 1500 people.