Friday, 19 September 2014

Roma and Tjawina travel to Melbourne for the Tarrawarra Biennial!

Back in June Roma, Tjawina, Rene and Evonne with 12 other artists from Blackstone and Kalka camped out with artist Fiona Hall for two weeks in country about 30kms from Wingellina Community in WA. They collaborated together to create a series of woven sculptures of Australian animal species which are threatened with extinction for The Tarrawarra Biennale, an exploration of masking, secrets and hidden narratives as psychological states. 

In addition to these sculptures is the work Alkawari (2014), inspired by a tjukurrpa story about a well-known mamu (spirit) figure from the Lands. Alkawari is a complex tjukurrpa story of covert activities underpinned by the uncanny notion that all is not as it seems.

Tjawina and Roma had a grand adventure travelling to the opening in August and now they think you should go check it out too! The Exhibition runs till 16 November at TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria.

photo by Jo Foster

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