RMIT Gallery’s current Aboriginal art exhibitions Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo and Garnkiny: Constellations of Meaning were opened on September 15 by Mr Tony Ellwood, Director National Gallery of Victoria. These two distinct exhibitions of Indigenous art from remote Western Australia attracted a capacity audience of more than 700 people and provided audiences with the opportunity to see two distinct approaches to art from similar areas
Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo examines the aesthetic divergences and vibrancy that distinguishes the art of Balgo and the importance of Christianity to the Balgo community as a means of cross cultural communication.
Garnkiny: Constellations of Meaning includes works by Gija artists, both past and present, which explore aspects of the rich and significant story Garnkiny Ngarranggarni (Moon Dreaming) which takes place on Yarin Country in Darrajayin, between Warmun and Halls Creek, in Western Australia. The telling, retelling and learning of these stories are powerful ways for this vast practical, intellectual and cultural legacy to be reproduced, passed on and reshaped.
Don’t miss out – exhibitions close on 8 November – RMIT Gallery is open Saturday 1 November, Monday 3 November, closed Cup Day Tuesday 4 November, and then open Wednesday 5 November (11-7 pm), Thursday 6 November and Friday 7 November (11-5 pm) and finishing Saturday 8 November (12-5 pm).