Balagardi Barnagardi Art Exhibition

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Balagardi Barnagardi was an art exhibition, held throughout NAIDOC Week 2015 in Canberra. The exhibition celebrated the unique relationship between the Wajarri people, their country and its night sky, and the Square Kilometre Array.

Artists from the Wajarri community in Western Australia's Mid-West region contributed artworks to the collection, and travelled to attend the exhibition in Canberra from 7-9 July 2015. The exhibition was officially opened at an event on 7 July by Glenys Beauchamp, Secretary of the Department of Industry and Science. A moving Welcome to Country address was provided by Ngunnawal representative Tina Brown. Photos of the official opening can be viewed here.

The artworks represent a variety of views of the Wajarri contributors, including perspectives of the land, the sky, Aboriginal oral history and physical representations of telescope equipment.

Balagardi Barnagardi was supported by the Wajarri community, Department of Industry and Science, CSIRO and AusIndustry, and curated by Christine Watson of Common Ground Exhibitions & Research.

 

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