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Sweet water and Salt


Sweet water and Salt

Guest Speaker:

Simon Normand

Cultural Mapping of Arnhem Land & the Gulf of Carpentaria

For 20 years artist and author Simon Normand has been working on cultural mapping of country around Arnhem Land and the Gulf of Carpentaria with Traditional Owners and Elders.

In an illustrated talk Simon will discuss his experiences recording songlines, oral histories, and freshwater sites of significance in saltwater country.

His mapping work is in various National private collections as well as being on permanent display at the Parliament House Library in Darwin. His collaborative exhibition Wata/Wind opened for the 2010 Adelaide Festival and toured Until 2012. In 2015 he completed a two year project producing a cultural map of Australia's recently proclaimed Limmen National Park with elders from Ngukurr and Borroloola communities. Simon will exhibit his work at Antipodes Gallery - opening on Sat 19 march 2016 which combines recent photographs and maps of the Mornington Peninsula and the Roper river region of Northern Territory.

Simon recently worked with the Rye Beach Community Action group and Rye Primary School to create the beautiful mosaic - the Invasion of the Spider Crabs. He also created The Labyrinth at Elgin Park.

When: 3.30pm 5pm on Friday 11 March 2016

Where: Sorrento Community Centre

Afternoon tea will be provided, so it would be appreciated if you could RSVP before 8/3/2015

Phone 59 84 3360 or email


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