Wilunyu Words of Wisdom Language Exhibition

Posted: August 26th, 2022

The City of Greater Geraldton (CGG) is holding the Wilunyu Words of Wisdom language exhibition with a fabulous selection of community artworks showcasing selected words from the Wilunyu Language.

The exhibition celebrates the beginning of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages, as declared by the United Nations, and will be mounted in the Post Office Lane Lightbox Gallery and  Geraldton Regional Library.

The CGG is inviting budding artists to create and colour their own artwork, using a special template prepared by local Aboriginal artist, Nicole Dickerson, with words culturally approved for use by Donna Ronan. Prizes will be awarded for the seven artworks chosen to be displayed in Post Office Lane. There are three categories (6-10 years, 11-17 years and 18+ years).

To assist you in creating a masterpiece, an art workshop will be held on Saturday, 3 September, 2022 at the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery from 10.30am-12pm with Aboriginal artist Nicole Dickerson. Craft materials are provided and all ages are welcome to participate. Click here to book.

If you would like to complete the colouring-in templates to the seven words in your own time, they can be found on the Post Lane Lightbox Gallery webpage.

Entries close Monday, 12 September, 2022. Completed entry forms can be submitted at the Geraldton Regional Library or the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery. See Terms and conditions for entry.

A community sausage sizzle will be held on 29 September 2022 to celebrate the exhibition opening.  Please book to attend by clicking on the link.

For more information, phone Rachael Vieraitis from the City of Greater Geraldton on 9956 6750.