N’yettin-ngal Wagur - Yeye Wongie [Ancestors breath - Today talk]

John Curtin Gallery 9 May - 8 Jul 2024

Four new commissions by early-career Noongar artists responding to The Carrolup Collection.

N'yettin-ngal Wagur – Yeye Wongie [Ancestors breath – Today talk]

This exhibition will be on display at the John Curtin Gallery 9 May - 8 July 2024

N’yettin-ngal Wagur – Yeye Wongie [Ancestors Breath – Today Talk] is curated by emerging Noongar curator Zali Morgan (Whadjuk, Balladong and Wilman peoples) and brings together four early-career Noongar artists — Amanda Bell, Brett Nannup, Lea Taylor and Tyrown Waigana. Each artist has been commissioned to produce a new artwork in response to The Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Artwork. 

Through a diverse range of mediums and styles the artists bring to the present-day the intertwined stories of the Carrolup child artists and their own personal context.  The commissions reflect the aesthetics, design and themes present in the original Carrolup works, honouring Noongar histories and the enduring legacy of the Carrolup artists and ancestors.

Supported By: Lotterywest and Wesfarmers Arts

Amanda Bell, Warniny Ngaangk – Stitching My Mother, Stitching My Sun, 2024, video still.