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Moodich Yorgas Yundarn Yarns – Exhibition & Workshops

Place Names – Albany (Wagyl Kaip) Weaving Workshops & Exhibition

3 – 14 July 2018, Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany

As part of NAIDOC week celebrations, CAN and Vancouver Arts Centre (VAC) invite participants and visitors to come along and learn about weaving with native and garden vegetation and increase their knowledge about Noongar place names, art, language and culture. Visit the exhibition, join in a workshop and share your stories.

As part of the exhibition, a series of free community weaving art workshops will run daily in the gallery space.

Workshop Dates:
3 – 13 July 2018
Monday – Saturday
Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany WA

Session times:
9.30am – 11.30am &
12.30 – 2.30pm

Cost: Free


Led by professional textile artists on location at Vancouver Arts Centre. The collaborative work will be built up progressively to create a large installation suspended as the centre piece of the exhibition in the main gallery space.

No weaving experience is necessary, however spaces are limited and bookings are recommended.


Cheryl & Caroline Narkle and Ashleigh Frost at the Vancouver Arts Centre Street Festival


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Weaving a sense of place

Exhibition opening hours & dates:

3 – 13 July 2018
9 – 4pm Week days
10 – 3pm Saturdays
Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany WA

The Wagyl Kaip (Albany) community is invited to join Moodich Yorgas Yudarn Yarns – a progressive textile art work and exhibition that celebrates place, language, and connection to country and most of all the women who have shaped our lives.

Between the 3 and 13 of July, aspiring weavers will be invited to help create a giant, suspended woven artwork made from natural materials. The work will encapsulate Noongar place names and stories of strong women.

While the large scale, suspended artwork will be evolve throughout the exhibition, gallery visitors will also be able to view individual works created by acclaimed textile artists.

Caroline Narkles piece is a tribute to her mother renowned Aboriginal artist Bella Kelly. Inspired by CAN’s Place Names project and this years’ NAIDOC theme, Because of her, we can, her work represents her mother’s birthing place in Mount Barker.

There are numerous acclaimed artists featured in the exhibition including Annette Davis and Maureen James.


Community Closing Event

Saturday 14th July | 11am – 3pm
Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany WA

Join us in celebration of this years NAIDOC project Moodich Yorgas Yundarn Yarns. The event opens with a Welcome to Country at 11am followed by performances by Sisters Stand Tall (WANSLEA) and a number of speeches and story telling. The exhibition space will be open for the rest of the afternoon showcasing the finished artwork, a suspended net container in the main gallery. The work evolved over a two week period of community weaving workshops. Come and read the stories that have been captured from the community over the projects development featuring stories of place and strong women.

Catering provided

Community closing event flyer



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July 13, 2018


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85 Vancouver Street
Albany, WA 6331 Australia
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