Re­la­tion­ships recog­nised

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Joon­dalup Art Gallery hosts ex­hi­bi­tion cu­rated by Sharyn Egan for Naidoc Week.

PROM­I­NENT In­dige­nous artist Sharyn Egan has cu­rated an ex­hi­bi­tion at Joon­dalup Art Gallery as part of the City of Joon­dalup’s Naidoc Week cel­e­bra­tions.

Egan is a Wad­juk Noon­gar woman who de­scribes her­self as a painter, sculp­tor and col­lec­tor.

She is pre­sent­ing Joon­dalup Boorun­gur.

The ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures works by Lind­say Har­ris and Sally Mor­gan, along with oth­ers by Tjyl­lyun­goo Lance Chadd, Richard Wal­ley and Egan.

The works share Noon­gar per­spec­tives on the totemic re­la­tion­ships in this re­gion. Egan said Boorun­gur means both “spir­i­tual el­der brother” and “blood brother re­la­tion”.

“Boorun­gur de­fines peo­ple’s roles and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and their re­la­tion­ships with each other and cre­ation,” she said.

“The art­works in this ex­hi­bi­tion speak of the sto­ries of the artists, their fam­i­lies, their cul­ture and their tra­di­tions.”

Joon­dalup Boorun­gur runs un­til July 27 from 10am to 2pm on Tues­days to Thurs­days and 10.30am to 2.30pm on Fri­days at Joon­dalup Art Gallery in Cen­tral Walk.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey­mu­ni­ d484352

Joon­dalup Boorun­gur cu­ra­tor Sharyn Egan (Hamil­ton Hill) with 'The Nul­lians' turned grass tree ob­jects.

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