Jarracharra: Dry Season Wind at Expo 2020

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Jarracharra: Dry Season Wind at Expo 2020

Jarracharra: dry season wind showcases a powerful collection of Aboriginal women’s textile art from the Maningrida region in Western Arnhem Land, Australia. This exhibition features women pushing artistic barriers to depict ancient narratives using contemporary mediums. Women’s deep and intrinsic cultural knowledge runs through all the works in this exhibition.

Jarracharra is the powerful cool wind that blows across Arnhem Land each dry season, signifying the beginning of a period of exchange between clans and an annual ceremonial coming together.

Jaracharra has been touring internationally since it was launched at the Australian Embassy in Paris in 2019.  The World Expo is held every five years and sees hundreds of countries using pavilions to show off the latest in architecture and technology. Before the pandemic forced the event to be postponed, organisers had expected 25 million visits during the course of the six-month international fair. It will now run from 1 October to 31 March 2022. It is a major achievement for Babbarra Women’s Centre to be exhibition along side artists like Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi, Kenneth Bin Jacob and Maggie-Jean Douglas.

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World Expo Dubai

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