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Enrich your cultural appreciation of Indigenous art and heritage! Join us for morning tea and a curator talk before setting off on a guided Aboriginal Heritage Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Centred upon the thriving artistic foundations of the tri-state border region of WA, SA and NT, Border Lines, brings together celebrated painters from the Papulankutja and Warakurna art communities and the renowned fibre artists of the Tjanpi Desert Weavers. In a guided tour of the exhibition, our Curator Juliette Hanson will discuss the development and importance of these three art centres, the historical events depicted in the artworks, and the new and traditional art practices of the central desert region.

Followed by the Aboriginal Heritage Walk where you will journey into the ancestral lands of the Koolin nation and explore their rich and thriving culture. Experience a traditional guide and discover traditional uses of plants for food, tools and medicine.


Learn more about the Indigenous walk (video 1:12) > HERE

Read more about Papulanktja artists > HERE

Read more about Tjanpi Desert Weavers > HERE

Read more about Warakurna artists > HERE


Please note morning tea and exhibition tour will start at 10:30, followed by the guided garden tour at 11am.

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What you will learn
  • Join the Royal Botanic Gardens for the Aboriginal Heritage Walk to learn about the culture of the Koolin Nation
  • Hear from curator of Border Lines exhibition about the art practices of the Indigenous communities on the try-state border of WA, SA and NT

What to bring
  • Everything will be provided
What to wear

Something comfy for walking in

Appropriate for

Family friendly event for ages 5+

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