Gwoonwardu Mia Exhibition – Burlganyja Wanggaya – Old people Talking – Listen, Learn and Respect

Burlganjya Wanggaya – Old People Talking is an exhibition that unites and reflects the culture and stories of the five main Aboriginal language groups of the region; Yinggarda, Bayungu, Malgana, Thadgari and Thalanyji. The exhibition creates a place of ownership for Aboriginal people to share their story and where visitors of all cultures can feel a connection, and take away with them an understanding of culture through varied media including interactive touch displays and audio and visual mediums, creating a sensory experience deep in culture and emotion.

The innovative design direction evolved from the Aboriginal culture of teaching and learning orally, through stories and language rather than written records. Since opening in June 2012 Burlganjya Wanggaya – Old People Talking, has received much acclaim. The exhibition was awarded the prestigious Museums and Galleries National award in 2012 for an interpretive exhibition as well as overall national winner.

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CLIENT:  Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage & Cultural Centre

LOCATION:  Carnarvon, Western Australia

 

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