Excitement is building for the brand new, purpose-built art gallery’s first-ever exhibition opening this Friday night for members of the Friends of the Gallery and invited guests.
The exhibition will be open to the public 11am-5pm, Thursdays to Mondays, starting 9 May 2015.
An Education Event hosted by Art on the Move for schools in the region is being held 18 May 2015.
The Pinjarra Massacre Memorial exhibition shows how the arts can break boundaries and a small town’s history can reach a large audience.
This project has come about as Nyungar people have no outlet to share this story.
Through research over many years, extensive information has been accumulated about the massacre of the Bindjareb Nyungars at the hands of a group led by Governor James Stirling in October 1834 in the small WA town of Pinjarra.
This exhibition invited artists to visually interpret the event or Nyungar life before or after. Research has uncovered 21 victims by name and each artist adopted one or more of these names, giving each of the 21 artworks special significance. The artwork that each artist has produced stands as a monument to honour that person.
The tour of this exhibition is managed by ART ON THE MOVE.
The gallery’s Official Opening will be held at 2pm, Friday, 17 July 2015.
Image: Geewing, My name is Geewing, Remember me. Artist: Norma McDonald.