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Walyalup Dreaming

Monday, 25 May, 2020 - 23:47

WA artist Sharyn Egan (1957-) produced a three panelled painting and collage (right panel pictured) to acknowledge and celebrate Nyoongar community connections to Walyalup (Fremantle) and in particular, the Nyoongar Boodjar where Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River) meets the ocean. The black (pictured), red and yellow paintings collectively frame different bird's eye views of the river's hinterland, edged by photographs of family and community to imply the high significance that the river has to Whadjuck Nyoongar people. 

Sharyn Egan is a Perth-based painter, sculptor and weaver, who produced art informed by her personal experience of loss and displacement as a member of the Stolen Generations. Her art practice is centred in particular upon sharing the medium of weaving with communities during the exchange of stories and experiences.