Mandurah Community Museum to present exhibition of work by Aboriginal girls from the Wheatbelt

Mandurah Community Museum to present exhibition of work by Aboriginal girls from the Wheatbelt

MANDURAH Community Museum will present a stunning exhibition of bespoke garments, hand-made accessories and fashion photography showcasing the creativity and cultural pride of young Aboriginal girls from the Wheatbelt next month.

The Noongar Pop Fashion exhibition was created as part of a community art project in Narrogin in 2014 in which the Community Arts Network partnered with Narrogin Senior High School to deliver a series of creative workshops to encourage teenage girls to stay engaged at school.

Professional textiles artists, including some strong Noongar role models, taught students how to use native plants to dye materials, weave accessories and they also learned how to sew and restyle old second-hand garments.

During the workshops, each student created their own bespoke fashion ensemble.

A choreographer was engaged to help build the girls’ confidence and a professional photographer to capture the students modelling their creations.

The exhibition runs from July 1-23.

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