As part of celebrations for the Australian Heritage Festival, the City of Rockingham will host an exhibition from the WA Inspired Art Quilters at the Rockingham Central Library throughout April and May.

Running from Monday 29 April to Friday 24 May 2019, the Rockingham Central Library will feature the Noongar Country: Wetland Glimpses exhibition, which will include a collection of 16 quilts that highlight key aspects of wetlands on the Swan Coastal Plain and their importance to Aboriginal people.

The WA Inspired Art Quilters are a group of quilters based in Perth, whose purpose is to make art quilts for major exhibitions and galleries across Western Australia.

The exhibition at Rockingham Central Library will begin with an official opening on Thursday 2 May 2019 from 10am–11am. Members of the WA Inspired Art Quilters will be on hand to speak about the exhibition and to answer any questions. Bookings are preferred for this opening.

On Thursday 16 May 2019 from 6pm–8pm community members will have the chance to experience the Rockingham Central Library after dark as the City hosts the Noongar Country: Wetland Glimpses: Library Up Late event. The focus of the presentation will be the quilts and their relation to wetland resources and Noongar culture at the time of early European settlement. Bookings are essential for this event.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged residents to visit the exhibition throughout April and May.

“The WA Inspired Art Quilters are a talented group that has created a range of quilts that highlight the importance of the wetlands to Aboriginal people,” Mayor Sammels said.

“Depicting aspects of the wetlands on the Swan Coastal Plain, they acknowledge the wetland network was prevalent and abundant on Whadjuk Noongar country prior to colonisation.

“There is much to be learned from the quilts so I encourage all residents to head down to the Rockingham Central Library and immerse themselves in the Noongar Country: Wetland Glimpses exhibition.”

For more information or to book contact the Rockingham Central Library on 9528 8683

 

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