Colours of Burnuru at Box Gallery, Manning

Media Release 25 June 2020
Manning Community Hub Public Art

A new exhibition titled Colours of Burnuru by Darcy Palladino has opened at Box Gallery, Manning and will be on display to the community until 20 November 2020.

The textile artworks are made using environmentally friendly solar-dyeing techniques extracting colour from the flowers and barks of local native plants which were sourced during March in the Noongar season Burnuru.

Using nature as a source of inspiration and material, this patchwork installation celebrates the incredible variety of wildlife and bushland in the City of South Perth. It highlights the importance of Noongar knowledge of seasonal changes and the varying flora available at different times of the year.

Darcy Palladino is a local emerging artist working primarily in textile dyeing, design, and patchwork quilting. She specialises in improvised piecing and experimental work, focusing on geometric composition and has dedicated the last six months to researching and exploring the properties of local flora as a dye source. She is passionate about sustainable practice and interested in anthropology and history, and the wealth of knowledge possessed by our original custodians.

Colours of Burnuru by Darcy Palladino has opened at Box Gallery, Manning and will be on display to the community until 20 November 2020.

Box Gallery, Manning - Manning Community Centre, 2 Conochie Cres, Manning


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