Writing on the Wall

Perina Drummond
02–12 May Free

Writing on the Wall raises awareness of the threat of the extinction of First Nations languages. The exhibition supports the United Nations declaration of 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages and the important role languages play in our daily lives. Language is part of our identity and our culture. We remind ourselves of the various forms of language and communication through song and dance, storytelling, art, and the importance to continue teaching and share knowledge.

Step into the world of emerging First Nations artists from around the country and of varied artistic background including music, fashion design and photography. Follow their journeys and learn through their artistic work how they champion the survival of First Nations languages. The exhibition strongly encourages visitors to share their stories and impart their knowledge of First Nation languages to ensure survival of languages for generations to come.

Join us for Opening Night on Friday 3 May from 6pm to 8pm, beginning with a Welcome to Country by the Djirri Djirri Dancers followed by special guest performances.

The exhibition is open until Sunday 19 May.


Wheelchair Accessible


  • Curator: Perina Drummond
  • Musician: Kyah
  • Jewellery Designer: Kristy Dickinson, Haus of Dizzy
  • Fashion Designer: Teagan Cowlishaw, Aarli
  • Photographer: Michael Torres, Jalaru Photography
  • Makeup Artists: Rosie & Kaitlyn, MakeUp for Mob
  • Models: Jira Models