Keep the Fire Burning | Noongar Arts Program NAIDOC Exhibition | BREC

Keep the Fire Burning | Noongar Arts Program NAIDOC Exhibition

Run Time Tuesday 9 July to Sunday 28 July 2024
OPENING HOURS
10am – 4pm Weekdays | 10:30am - 5:30pm Saturday 20 & 27 July | 10:30am - 2pm Sunday 21 & 28 July
Free Entry
Presented By Noongar Arts Program | BRAG


JOIN US TO CELEBRATE the BRAG’s Noongar Art Program Artists and their Keep The Fire Burning | Noongar Arts Program NAIDOC Exhibition on Saturday 13 July from 6:30 -7:15pm. Welcome to Country and artists’ sharing at approximately 6:45pm. All Welcome and no ticket required.

The celebration will be followed by a performance of acclaimed Muruwari writer Jane Harrison’s THE VISITORS in a new production directed by Wesley Enoch and produced by Moogahlin Performing Arts and Sydney Theatre Company. The performance runs 7.30 – 8.45 pm + a short post show Q&A. Tickets available HERE

Keep the Fire Burning
Noongar Arts Program NAIDOC Exhibition

I paint because I have to. My ideas and story insist on finding a way out –  I love colour and I find the art in the paint…
NAP Participant, Noongar Artist

I seek to engage with others by telling stories in a way that is ‘right way’ for me as an Aboriginal person and artist, and to make a contribution to making spaces culturally safe in the arts and beyond. I also honour the rage…
NAP participant, Yamatji /Noongar artist.

In celebration of NAIDOC Week 2024, the Noongar Arts Program artists are presenting a collection of large canvases at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre. Each of the artists has a different style and vision when creating art, which makes the exhibition an exciting, eclectic creative feast for the eyes.

This NAIDOC exhibition is artist led. We tell our stories our way. We seek to share the many stories of our experiences, our connections to moort (family), boodja (country) and each other.

Artists have courage. It takes some bravery to put yourself out there, on a wall or plinth. The Noongar Arts Program participants generously, and with bravery, share stories so you will be able to take them home with you on Wardandi Country or wherever you return to. Thank you for seeing, listening and feeling with us.

Rhonda Norman – “Fires Within Still Burning”
Acrylic on canvas


 

Dawn Alone – ‘Mental Health’ 
Acrylic on canvas


 


The Noongar Arts Program is supported by Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, and funded by the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS).
This National NAIDOC Week Activity is funded by the National Indigenous Australians Agency.
The
Exhibition is also supported by BREC and by Alcoa, BREC’s First Nations Program Partner.