Noongar Country is an annual exhibition celebrating the talent and diversity of local Indigenous artists who reside on Noongar Country. Noongar Country stretches as far North as Geraldton, in land to Southern Cross and down as far south as Esperance.
This year’s theme ‘For Our Elders’ which is also the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Observance Committee’s theme for NAIDOC Week 2023 exploring themes around those that unite us as people, those that educate, those that protect us and those that care for our Boodja – our Elders.
The exhibition showcases senior artists, emerging artists and community groups. It offers artists the opportunity to extend their practice by interpreting a theme and exhibiting their artwork for sale and includes a prize pool of up to $14,000.
This year’s show was curated by proud Noongar emerging artist and curator, Katelyn Whitehurst who had a vision of creating a welcoming space replicating her ‘Nan’s lounge room’ where people can meet and share yarns.
The exhibition also includes interactive stories which you can listen to while you make your way through the gallery.
With a number a public programs including the opening and awards day held on 2 July, curator talks and artist panel discussions, there is plenty to do.
For more information about the exhibition and program events visit brag.org.au