A play space of repurposed tyres, intricate woven forms, and evocative sound invites children and families to explore, listen, and learn tjanpi weaving skills. A wiltja (traditional shelter) created from delicate woven circles offers a tranquil space for contemplation. The installation draws upon the playful yet sophisticated aesthetics of both the Tjanpi Desert Weavers and Polyglot Theatre, to introduce children to the culture and Country of Warakurna.
In partnership with Fremantle Arts Centre, Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Polyglot Theatre and FORM present the world premiere of their collaboration Manguri Wiltja as part of Revealed, 2019.
Manguri Wiltja is a cross-artform collaboration between artists from the remote Aboriginal community of Warakurna, and three highly innovative Australian arts companies, Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Melbourne-based Polyglot Theatre, and FORM. Over a series of creative developments between 2016 and 2018 these organisations have been working to create a commissioned performative installation for children and families. Manguri Wiltja represents the first major exploration of the medium of performance by artists from Tjanpi.
IMAGE: Manguri Wiltja project third development workshop in Perth, November 2017. Photograph by Bewley Shaylor, c/o Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Polyglot Theatre, and FORM.
The Revealed WA Aboriginal Art Market has quickly become one of the must-attend events on the Perth art calendar. This is the only day of the year that Perth art lovers can buy original, affordable works by Aboriginal artists from all over the state in one place.
The one-day market features stalls from regional Aboriginal art centes and independent Aboriginal artists, with many traveling huge distances from remote parts of WA to take part. Works start from as little as $50 and all profits from sales return to the artists and art centres.
There will be a great range of artworks to browse in the beautiful surrounds of FAC’s Front Garden including paintings, textiles, woven items, artefacts, clothing, ceramics, jewellery and more. Revealed is also an opportunity to meet some of the state’s most talented Aboriginal artists.