Postcard from the Kimberleys

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Towards the end of last year I put my hand up to facilitate art activities for the elderly Aboriginal residents at Guwardi Ngadu Frail Aged Hostel in Fitzroy Crossing, WA for a couple of weeks in January 2017. I’ve just completed the first week and it is truly an expansive experience on so many levels.

I am engaging with a number of Mangkaja artists who are well known in the Kimberley in a day to day context and am being reminded everyday to “Keep it Real”.

I’m also cataloguing the collection of mostly unsigned works that have been created at Guwardi. I’m in grand company and enjoying the experience immensely.

Cheers,

Rikki.

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Top image: Rosie painting waterholes
Bottom image: Local youths enjoying the flood waters across the road to Geikie Gorge

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