Yiwarra Kuju – the Canning Stock Route Project
2 – 27th November, 2011
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route tells the story of Western Australia's legendary droving highway from the perspectives of renowned Aboriginal artists — Rover Thomas, Patrick Tjungurrayi, Eubena Nampitjin, Elizabeth Nyumi and 80 others painting in remote art centres across the Western Desert. It is a story of culture, first contact, conflict, collaboration, movement, diaspora, and remarkable family connections that link artists across the desert. A blockbuster exhibition of paintings, cultural materials, photography, film and internationally award-winning new media, Yiwarra Kuju attracted more visitors to the National Museum of Australia after its launch in Canberra in 2010 than any other exhibition in its history.
Yiwarra Kuju will return to Western Australia as the cultural backdrop to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in October 2011. It will be open to Western Australian audiences 2 - 27 November at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre as a free show supported by a rich calendar of public program events including tours, talks and film screenings. Aboriginal curators and filmmakers, mentored over five years on FORM’s Canning Stock Route Project will return with Yiwarra Kuju — which translates as 'one road' — to offer guests a unique insight into the exhibition and its stories.
To further explore the Canning Stock Route, its stories and people visit the project website: