It is with great sadness Community Arts Network acknowledges the passing of much loved and respected Narrogin Elder, Jennifer Narkle.
Mrs Narkle, passed away after a long battle with respiratory illness.
Jennifer was an enthusiastic contributor to CAN’s arts projects in the region and she regularly attended community events to support the celebration and promotion of Noongar culture.
In 2014, Jennifer, alongside her husband Harry Narkle, volunteered to be a part of CAN’s Bush Babies Honouring our Elders portrait exhibition.
She had photographs taken by award-winning filmmaker/photographer Curtis Taylor and then his ethereal images were used as inspiration for a magnificent painting by local artist Susan Riley.
This painting and 18 others, are currently touring Western Australia as part of Art on the Move’s ‘Bush Babies’ touring exhibition.
At the time Jennifer said she was humbled to be part of the Bush babies project.
“These stories are very important for my children and grannies, our ‘Bush Babies’ will never be forgotten if our stories are going to be told and told,” she said.
CAN offers its sincerest condolences to Mrs Narkle’s family and friends. She will be dearly missed.
You can click here to see where CAN’s Bush Babies Honouring Our Elders portrait exhibition will be shown in 2017.