Art in celebration

The late Shane Pickett’s The Arriving of Muguroos Rain Clouds, 2006.
The late Shane Pickett’s The Arriving of Muguroos Rain Clouds, 2006.

The City of Joondalup events aim to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples� strong spiritual and cultural connection to land, sea and animals as part of this year�s theme We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate.

Activities include painting totems with Deborah Bonar, dance and language workshops with Derek Nannup of Six Seasons and learning about living sustainably off the land in fibre sculpting workshops with Sharyn Egan.

The public is invited to take part in celebrations opening with the Ngatha ni2 exhibition at the Joondalup Art Gallery curated by Charmaine Green.

Showing until July 30, it features selected works by Ernie Dingo, Shane Pickett, Charmaine Cole, Deborah Bonar, Erol Eades, Julie Dowling and Ben Pushman.

There will also be a free artist talk with Charmaine Green at Joondalup Art Gallery from 10am tomorrow.

Free umbrella walking tours through Neil Hawkins Park will be held from noon to 1.30pm on Sunday, July 12 and 19. Participants will walk about 1km while learning about traditional Aboriginal culture and stories.

A Sunday Serenades concert will be held on July 19 from 2pm to 3pm at the Joondalup Civic Chambers featuring Nyungar singer-songwriter Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse.

Tickets are $12 for adults or $10 concession.