In A Story to Tell, Nyoongar artist Laurel Nannup tells her own story, through woodcuts, etchings and photographs. These works illustrate the artist’s memories of place, particular events and people, all of which contribute to an overview of her life.
At the age of eight, the Native Welfare Department took Laurel, her sister and her cousin away from the Pinjarra region and their families, to the Wandering Mission where they lived and worked until they were old enough to work on farms in the area. The prints in Laurel’s exhibition are a reflection of her life, both with her family and mission life; the stories are told with honesty and affectionate humour and build up a unique picture of the reality of life for many Indigenous people of Laurel Nannup’s generation.
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