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29 Sep - 04 Dec


Louise Hearman

29 Sep - 04 Dec

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01 Sep - 31 Aug

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27 Oct, 2.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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ARTBAR October 2016

28 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA

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11 Nov, 1.30pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

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Fairfield Eating Excursion

Women of Fairfield co-curator and PYT Artistic Director, Karen Therese takes us on a food safari through Fairfield, Sydney. more

Please Touch: Tactile Tours for Families

Artist Educator, Brook Morgan gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the development of this new program for families. more

Interview with September film curator Adrian Martin

James Vaughan speaks to Australian arts critic and audiovisual artist Adrian Martin about the month of contemporary Portuguese cinema he has guest curated for the MCA more

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Martu Art From The Far Western Desert

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Martu Art From The Far Western Desert has now finished.

‘People don’t like painting alone’ – Ngalangka Nola Taylor, Martu artist

Martu Art from the Far Western Desert brings together a selection of collaborative paintings by 29 Martu artists of their Ngurra (Country), a vast area of the Great Sandy, Little Sandy and Gibson Deserts in Western Australia. Depicting in intricate detail the desert landscape and its stories, the artworks illustrate the Martu people’s intimate knowledge of the region.

The vibrant paintings are the result of highly social and collaborative processes that involve older and younger artists coming together to paint and talk, tell stories and sing, remember and educate, ensuring that Martu history, culture and knowledge is passed on to future generations.

Ngamaru Bidu, Jakayu Biljabu, Yikartu Bumba, Patricia Butt, Maywokka May Chapman, Nyanjilpayi Nancy Chapman, Jugarda Dulcie Gibbs, Kumpaya Girgirba, Noelene Girgirba, Thelma Judson, Noreena Kadibil, Mulyatingki Marney, Yuwali Janice Nixon, Nora Nungabar, Reena Rogers, Anya Judith Samson, Dadda Samson, Muni Rita Simpson, Kathleen Sorensen, Karnu Nancy Taylor, Muuki Taylor, Ngalangka Nola Taylor, Wokka Taylor, Bugai Whyoulter, Muntararr Rosie Williams, Natasha Williams, Sonya Williams, Nora Wompi, Marjorie Yates

Curators: Anna Davis and Megan Robson (MCA)