Wiradjuri cultural exhibition opens at Museum of the Riverina
Published: 09 Sep 2022 10:47am
A stunning exhibition of image, story and weaving led by local Wiradjuri communities, Waybali Murruway – Weaving Paths, opens this weekend at the Museum of the Riverina’s Historic Council Chambers site.
Waybali Murruway is a multi-year project developed in partnership with The Wired Lab, which explores Wiradjuri culture and language, along with the creation of cultural objects and caring for Country.
Over the past five years Waybali Murruway has had a particularly strong focus on cultural rejuvenation in Wiradjuri weaving practices, resource gathering, and plant identification.
The exhibition features woven objects, installation pieces reflecting Country, images, film, wire forms, stories through textiles, and weaving created throughout the project.
Curators and Community Liaisons for Waybali Murruway, Aunty Cheryl Penrith and Melanie Evans, said the project and its resulting exhibition highlight the regenerative power of gathering together on Country.
“Waybali Murruway has connected families across four generations and six communities; Brungle, Mitta Mitta, Muttama, Ngurrungera, Wagga Wagga and Gudhamangdhuray,” said Aunty Cheryl.
“It's been wonderful to share and pass knowledge amongst each other and onto future generations.”
Museum of the Riverina Manager Luke Grealy describes the exhibition as a highlight on the museum's curatorial calendar.
''This project is a significant exploration of Wiradjuri culture and Country,” Mr Grealy said.
“The Museum of the Riverina is delighted to showcase this important project and the amazing work of the team.”
The exhibition opens on Saturday 10 September and will run until Sunday 20 November 2022.
Entry is free.
For more information, visit museumriverina.com.au/whatson