When the Sky Fell: Opening Celebration

John Prince Siddon, Australia, 2016.Image courtesy of the artist & Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency
July 2, 2017 2:00 pm to
July 2, 2017 4:00 pm

Curated by established visual arts curator Clothilde Bullen and featuring a diverse range of media by artists with distinctive and distinguished practices, When the Sky Fell weaves together a range of responses and narrative threads about the ongoing impact of the 1967 Referendum, on its 50th anniversary.

Coinciding with NAIDOC Week, the opening celebration will commence with Welcome to Country from respected Noongar elder Rev. Sealin Garlett.

The event will include a live sand drawing by artist Mervyn Street and traditional Indigenous dance performance from Moorditj Moort.

A landmark exhibition of Western Australian Aboriginal art, When the Sky Fell: Legacies of the 1967 Referendum is presented in partnership with Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub WA and runs from 2 July – 20 August at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Image: John Prince Siddon, Australia, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist & Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency