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.
Manguri Wiltja is a cross-artform collaboration between Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Polyglot Theatre, and FORM. Over a series of creative developments between 2016 and 2018 our organisations worked 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.
Photography: Manguri Wiltja world premiere at Revealed Art Market, Fremantle, April, 2019. Photographer Bewley Shaylor, c/o Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Polyglot Theatre, and FORM.
Read Sue Giles’ travel diary from the 2017 Warakurna development here
Read Sue Giles’ travel diary from the 2018 Warakurna development here
Read Sue Giles’ travel diary from the 2019 world premiere season here