Desert River Sea Opening Celebration

Desert River Sea Opening Celebration

Join us for an unmissable celebration of Kimberley culture with artist talks and art demonstrations, cultural performances, and family activities. 

Learn about the art of pearl shell carving with artist Garry Sibosado, and bush-dying with natural materials with artists from Mangkaja Arts.

Hear from Mowanjum Arts on ochre crushing and Wandjina rock art education, or watch Mervyn Street of Mangkaja Arts carve and shave a cow hide. Waringarri Aboriginal Arts will demonstrate boab nut carving.

AGWA and art centre curators, along with artists will talk about their experiences across the day in free talks.

Listen to live music by David Pigram and browse handmade items including carved pearl shells, dyed silks, textiles, and jewellery at the AGWA Shop.

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Please note: activities, times and venues subject to change.

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Helpful hints:

  • The Gallery will be open from 10am-5pm
  • Desert River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley will be open from 10am with last entry at 4.45pm
  • Admission to the Gallery is free however, donations are always welcomed
  • Leave your large bags and coats at the cloakroom
  • No food or drink is allowed in the exhibition galleries
  • Photography with handheld devices for personal use is welcome (no tripods, selfie sticks or flashes)
  • Take a train or bus to the Gallery, click here for more information
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