If you’re in the Busselton region, make sure you get along to Community Arts Network’s latest exhibition, Keyen Koodarm at The Courthouse in the ArtGeo Complex, Busselton.
The exhibition of contemporary portrait and object paintings was created by Busselton community members during CAN workshops. Each piece gives poetic reference to childhood, rural life, personal journeys and honouring elders.
“The art sessions were inspired by CAN’s Bush Babies project which explores birthing stories and connection to country. The artists worked personal narratives into their paintings by drawing on family photos and their diverse creative backgrounds of visual arts, poetry and doll-making,” said CAN Chief Executive Officer Jo Metcalf
The exhibition name, Keyen Koondarm – One Dream, was chosen in reference to the group coming together to create and being together as one.
“For me, it means we are all one, same dream, together,” said exhibiting artist Tessa Grimshaw.
The exhibition will also include the vibrant collage called Andalap Djedi, which is Noongar for Busselton Jetty.
The artwork was a collaboration between twenty-two community members of all ages depicting creatures, with their Noongar names, found at the Busselton Jetty.
The exhibition opens on Friday 10 June and runs Wed 22 June 2016.
Poetry Dreaming by Judy Weston