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NAIDOC Week Artist Talk: Ilona McGuire

NAIDOC Week Artist Talk: Ilona McGuire

On Thursday 7 July, hear from Ilona McGuire, a proud Whadjuk, Ballardong, Yuat and Kungarakan woman, as she discusses her award-winning artwork in Hatched National Graduate Show 2022. As the creator of Moombaki, McGuire transformed the night sky for the 2021 Fremantle Biennale with 160 drones to share Whadjuk Dreamtime stories. Learn more about her exciting art practice and connections to culture, tradition and knowledge in contemporary urban contexts. 

Exhibition tours with our gallery staff will run daily throughout NAIDOC Week on Tuesday 5 July, Wednesday 6 July and Friday 8 July at 1pm

About the Artist

Ilona McGuire is a proud Whadjuk, Ballardong, Yuatand Kungarakan woman. Her bloodlines run fromWhadjuk boodja (land) to the Fitzmaurice regionof the Northern Territory. Throughout her artistic practice, McGuire has explored a variety of skills and mediums to express her concepts including printmaking, painting and installation. More recently, McGuire has worked in drone choreography, sound design and narration. The 2021 Fremantle Biennale opened with her work, Moombaki. Moombaki saw 160 drones take flight to share Whadjuk Dreamtime stories in an immersive experience of light, movement and sound. Expression through her narration, music, design/choreography and space created a spiritual experience, site-specific and responsive to Whadjuk boodja.