We Don’t Need A Map

We don’t need a map: a Martu experience of the Western Desert is a groundbreaking exhibition that brings the lively and enduring culture of the Martu – the traditional owners of a vast area of WA’s Western Desert – to Central Australia.

Launched at Fremantle Arts Centre and touring nationally, this critically acclaimed exhibition includes the work of more than 30 artists and brings together the traditional culture and knowledge of the Martu people with cutting edge new media artists from across Australia. Combining stunning paintings, digital animation, immersive video installations, aerial desert photography, handmade traditional cultural objects and photographic portraits, the We don’t need a map exhibition and public programs offer a rich insight into Martu culture and an opportunity to engage with their way of life, the way they care for country and the way they belong to it.

Co-curated by Erin Coates; Fremantle Arts Centre Exhibitions Coordinator, Kathleen Sorensen; Martu Artist and Cultural Consultant and Gabrielle Sullivan; Martumilli Artists Manager. The original We don’t need a map exhibition was the result of a partnership between Fremantle Arts Centre, Martumili Artists and Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa and BHP Billiton. This national tour is made possible with the support of The Australia Council for the Arts, BHP Billiton, Martu People Limited, Western Australia’s Department of Culture and the Arts and
Lotterywest.

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When:
27 November20 March 2016
Where:
Araluen Arts Centre
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