Meet Barka, in the new First Nations exhibition Barka: The Forgotten River developed by Uncle Badger Bates and Justine Muller with the Barkandji community. Barka (the Darling River) is more than a…
Meet Barka, in the new First Nations exhibition Barka: The Forgotten River developed by Uncle Badger Bates and Justine Muller with the Barkandji community. Barka (the Darling River) is more than a body of water; Barka is a mother, an Ancestor, a life source, and in peril, along with everyone that lives along it.
Find out more in this exhibition which focusses on the stories, culture and people who have Barka running in their veins. Through a mix of multidisciplinary works including linoprints, wood and steel sculptures, oil paintings, and multi-media installations, Barka: The Forgotten River advocates for the health and future of Barka.
The health of Barka affects us all. Learn how you can support the river, by listening to those that have cared for it since time immemorial.
Barka: The Forgotten River opens 16 March 2023. Entry is free, thanks to the generous support from The Balnaves Foundation.
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