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BELONG from Photographer Martine Perret at Boola Bardip WA Museum December 13, 2021

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Martine Perret Photo Bohdan Warchomij

Belong brings together the important  story of indigenous culture in multiple collaborations by photo artist Martine Perret; in particular her projects that focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages in Western Australia. It combines previous projects Ngala Wongga and Margillee with new collaborations, most notably with choreographer and dancer Dalisa Pigram, artist Edie Ulrich, Elder Vivian Brockman Webb, and music composer and video/sound editor Jonathan Mustard.

This exhibition highlights the link between Elders, language speakers and the land, and emphasises the cultural importance of languages. Presented to coincide with and to celebrate the UNESCO Decade of Indigenous Languages (2022-2032).

For many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia, land is much more than soil, rocks, or minerals – it’s fundamental to identity and way of life. In this exhibition, Martine celebrates stories and new perspectives from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from across the State.

Martine uses stunning photography, video, audio, dance, and painting to showcase language, connection to land and the role body parts play in relating emotions.