Please join us for the opening – 6:30pm Friday 10 November 2017
Welcome by Noel Nannup – 7pm
Special screening of Glen Stasiuk’s award-winning
‘Wadjemup: Black Prison – White Playground’ – 8pm (RSVP)
This exhibition, Bardang/Release presents aspects of the three participant’s personal stories in coming to know and understand the history of Wadjemup/Rottnest Island and that of The Quod, built on the island to intern Aboriginal men from all over Western Australia and where at least 370 men died due to the conditions of their incarceration.
In 2011 artist, Tania Ferrier exhibited The Quod Project at Heathcote Museum and Gallery in Applecross. Indigenous Elders, Noel Nannup and Cedric Jacobs were participants and advisors in the project’s development. Photographer James Kerr contributed material for the The Quod Project project and Ferrier and Kerr went on to collaborate in design and photography for Stasiuk’s award winning film, Wadjemup: Black Prison White Playground (2014). In 2016 Ferrier, Stasiuk and painter, Ken Wadrop discussed presenting this exhibition to acknowledge the end of the lease of The Quod building as tourist accommodation in May, 2018.
For more information about The Quod see: taniaferrier.com.au/quodproject/