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Carriageworks 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015

BALI BALI BALGA – ALAN GRIFFITHS

THE NATIONAL: NEW AUSTRALIAN ART 2017

BALI BALI BALGA – ALAN GRIFFITHS

Indigenous artist Alan Griffiths is respected as a senior lawman with authority throughout the Victoria River and Kimberley regions of Western Australia, where he is an artist, song man and dancer. For The National, Griffiths and 15 dancers from his community will perform the Bali Bali Balga, a traditional East Kimberley cultural ceremony that tells dreaming stories about country, the spirits and the Noongali people. The Ceremony is structured in verse, with each verse represented by a woven dance board known as a balmarra, made by Griffiths to specific designs relating to songlines. Dancers hold these balmarra aloft, performing to the accompaniment of clapping sticks and the singing of the song man.

Performers: Alan Griffiths, Chris Griffiths, Kim Griffiths, Eranious Griffiths, Cleon Griffiths, Christopher James Griffiths, Jimmy Griffiths, George Paddy, Akirum Morgan, Jan Griffiths, Dora Griffiths, Delaney Griffiths, Kanetia Griffiths, Rishani Churchill, Elizabeth Raymond

ABOUT THE NATIONAL: NEW AUSTRALIAN ART 2017
A major exhibition partnership between three of Sydney’s premier cultural institutions, The National: New Australian Art is a six-year initiative presenting the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art over three editions in 2017, 2019 and 2021. MORE

See full details of our performance program.

Download The National program of opening events across all three venues: Art Gallery of NSW, Carriageworks and MCA.

 

KUNUNURRA AT DANCESITE, 2015, IMAGE BY BENJAMIN BAYLISS

31 MAR 2017

 31 MAR 7PM

The National exhibition will be open to view until the 7pm performance.

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