EXHIBITION - 04/08/2023 - 13/09/2023

Jila Kujarra: Two Snakes Dreaming

Jila Kujarra: Two Snakes Dreaming

Jila Kujarra: Two Snakes Dreaming is an exciting cross-cultural collaboration between Warnman artist Desmond Taylor and Boorloo-based textiles practitioner Mariaan Pugh, commissioned by Fremantle Arts Centre in partnership with Martumili Artists. Taylor and Pugh have worked together to transform Taylor’s Niminjarra paintings, usually seen on canvas or paper, into highly tactile textile works, animating the important Niminjarra Jukurrpa (Dreaming).

“Niminjarra is the two brothers transforming into a snake so they can come back home to Ngayartakujarra (Lake Dora). They were in training for ceremony, those two brothers, but they were kept too long, and nobody was there to release them. They waited then they decided to transform into snakes to travel back to where they came from, because their mother was waiting for them. This is Jukurrpa (Dreaming story).”
– Desmond Taylor, 2019



Exhibition Opening
04 August 2023, 6pm – 8pm
*Artist talk on the night

Courthouse Gallery+Studio
16 Edgar Street, Port Hedland

Free inclusive event

Exhibition Dates
04 August – 13 September 2023

The Jila Kujarra: Two Snakes Dreaming collaborative project and exhibition was commissioned by Fremantle Art Centre and presented in partnership between Fremantle Art Centre and Martumili Arts. The project has been made possible through the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost managed by the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries, supported by Royalties for Regions and delivered by ART ON THE MOVE.