Collecting Stories and Telling Tales: Exhibit highlights City’s rich history
Published Friday, 22nd July 2016
A new exhibit to commemorate Wanneroo’s rich history will be on display in the Wanneroo Cultural Centre from Friday 22 July.
Part installation and part exhibition, Collecting Stories and Telling Tales shares the diverse stories of people who have called Wanneroo home or who have a connection to the area.
A collection of photographs, art, maps, historical objects, films and oral histories take visitors through Wanneroo’s history from before settlement through to recent times.
Artwork for the exhibit was completed with Bunbury artist Troy Bennell and students from Yanchep Beach, Madeley, Roseworth, Alkimos, Hocking and Wanneroo primary schools. The colours of the artwork represent the six Noongar seasons.
Mayor Tracey Roberts said she was thrilled to have the students’ artwork on display.
“Wanneroo has a rich and diverse history and it is very special to see so many recollections from so many different members of our community,” Mayor Roberts said.
“The artwork which Troy and the students have produced helps to beautifully illustrate individual journeys.”
Members of the community are invited to have their photograph taken as part of the exhibition at a free photo session in the Wanneroo Gallery on Saturday 23 July from 1pm-3pm. Costumes and props are provided.
The exhibit will be opened tomorrow, Friday 22 July at 10am in the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre.
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