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Reclaim the Void

Thursday 04 July 2024 -
Sunday 07 July 2024


Reclaim the Void weaves a connection for spirit on sacred lands | likirri wiya palyara tjiltilku pimarra parnaku 

The vision of Reclaim the Void is to create a huge textile ‘dot’ artwork, to lay on land affected by mining. The project was born from hearing the grief of Ngalia elders about those ‘gaping mining holes left all over our country’. The finished artwork, inspired by a painting by passed Ngalia elder and custodian for country, DW, will express a story of country. It will be created from 3000 hand-woven rugs made from discarded fabric by people of all walks of life from around Australia and beyond.

In the words of Ngalia cultural leader Kado Muir, ‘We’re working at a cultural and sacred level, creating a community of people each weaving their stories, contributing to an artwork that makes a statement about reclaiming the spirit of earth.’

Reclaim the Void sits at the meeting place of land art, contemporary textiles, story and culture. It expresses a shared desire for conciliation and is the collaborative recognition of country as alive, vulnerable and sacred.

Community Come Together //

RE//PERTH with be hosting weaving sessions with the Reclaim the Void team, to produce rugs to add to the artwork, which will be assembled at the WA Museum Boola Bardip from Thursday 4 July – Monday 8 July.

Reclaim the Void is a bold cross-cultural project. It seeks to raise awareness of the story of country and its importance in Aboriginal culture in both its physical and spiritual dimensions. Come join us and be part of creating this unique, collaborative artwork!

Find Out More //

Visit the project website here ​or the WA Museum website to find out more.

Additional Event Info //

Event Details

1h and 30m - 3h
Age Suitability
All Ages

Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian aged 18+ or responsible adult aged 21+

Price Range
  • Admit One: $0.00
  • Wheelchair Accessible


All children attending RE//PERTH must be under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian aged 18+ at all times. Nominated responsible adults must be 21+. The festival site is licensed, and valid ID must be presented for entry.

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RE//PERTH acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respect to the Whadjuk Nyoongar people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and play.