From Another View

Five Birriliburu Artists from Tjukurba Art Gallery have participated in the State Library of WA’s exhibition “From Another View” which has been running from early May to late July 2019.

The exhibition considers the legacy of John Forrest’s 1874 trek from Geraldton to South Australia in shaping Western and South Australian exploration history. State Library staff travelled to Wiluna (and other WA locations along the route of the trek) and talked to Martu and other Aboriginal peoples about explorers walking through Country. From Another View considers those voices and aims to contextualise Aboriginal peoples’ understanding of Country with those of the explorers.

The participants from Tjukurba Art Gallery were:

  • Debbie Wongawol
  • Donovan Gilbert
  • Francis Walsh
  • Marjorie Wongawol
  • Rhonda Williams

These five artists were provided by the State Library of WA with creative fellowships to produce artworks in line with the theme of the exhibition. Debbie and Marjorie Wongawol attended the first exhibition in early May, at the State Library premises. The exhibition was also on locations at North Metropolitan TAFE and the Museum of Geraldton.