Artists, curators and photographers from the Narrogin region are contributing to a legacy of positive impact for WA’s cultural industries as key collaborators in the development of a ground-breaking series of fourteen inter-connected exhibitions titled ‘The Alternative Archive’.
An initiative of Country Arts WA,the Regional Arts Hubs will strengthen the State and arts sector by building creativity, capacity, and connection in and between regional communities.
Talk of the Town: The Narrogin Elders Project came out of the community’s keen awareness that the memories, wisdom and tales of the town’s older generation were one day going to be lost – and for the most part they hadn’t been recorded.
ARtS Narrogin have secured funding to engage multi-platform theatre company The Kabuki Drop in an exciting community art project to engage local seniors sharing their personal stories via theatre performance. The project will tap into the wisdom and humour of our senior citizens to offer a very different experience for audiences.
A substantial collection of artworks donated to the Town of Narrogin by Peter Taylor in 2015 will go on public display for the first time on Saturday, 30 April. The paintings, drawings and etchings were collected by Peter’s late wife, Carol, for the most part in secret – hence the exhibition’s title “Landscapes from a Locked Room”.