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Clay Boodjar – Stories from York

Tuesday March 19, 2019
18:30 - 20:00
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Join us for an animation screening and storytelling night with Merle Narkle Goodwin, Audrey Narkle Nettle and Tracey Kickett.

Produced in Community Arts Network’s Rekindling Stories on Country program, the short animation features clay figurines made by Noongar community members living in York on Ballardong country, bringing to life anecdotes of the York Reserve, family, shearing days, the river, and town.

Following the animation, Merle, Audrey and Tracey will speak about the history of the York Reserve and town, the Noongar farm workers, and their personal experiences growing up in what is known as WA’s first inland town – built between the two mountains (Wongboral and Walwalling).

Light refreshments provided.


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Merle Narkle Goodwin

Merle Narkle Goodwin is an artist and storyteller with a background in dental therapy. Merle grew up on the York Reserve and has lived on and off in York for most of her life.

Audrey Narkle Nettle

Audrey Narkle Nettle the gallery manager in CAN’s 2018 ‘Clay Boodjar’ project and exhibition. She has worked as a welfare officer for the state government, in education and as a remote assistant community manager.

Tracey Kickett

Tracey Kickett has worked in community development, health and as an associate lecturer at Curtin University. In 2001, she complete her Honours thesis ‘The Survival Process and the Resistance of the Balardong People of York’.

Centre for Stories
100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge
WA, 6003

Public Transport
Centre for Stories is a ten minute walk from the Perth train station and the Perth busport, and is serviced by regular CAT buses.

Parking is available at the CPP Aberdeen Street car park (25 metre walk) or at Wilsons car park on Zempilas St (10 metres).

Wheelchair access is provided. Centre for Stories aims to be an inclusive and supportive community venue, please contact us if you have any questions.

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