The Journey Down
8 June 2023
Bookings available soon
The Journey Down is an animated and vibrant performance of culture, dance, song, projections, and otherworldly sounds coming together to transform an old car wreck into a travelling canvas of story and culture.
Created and performed by Gija (Warmun) and Mirriwoong (Kununurra) performers along with some of Australia’s leading musicians, The Journey Down features Warnarral Ngoorrngoorrool (Gija word for ‘old car’), a powerful cultural object shaped by sound, story and intercultural collaboration.
In 2017 an old car wreck was converted into a sonic sculpture and instrument by composer and sound artist Jon Rose and was subsequently painted by Gija artists depicting stories of Country and cars. In 2023, The Journey Down will premiere at the Boab Metals Ord Valley Muster, before it heads off on a significant journey, stopping at Museum of Geraldton on the way to WA Museum Boola Bardip in Perth. During this time, there will be community performances that explore the role of vehicles in the Kimberley region and the way they connect us.
The Journey Down is a project initiated and produced by Tura New Music and presented in partnership with the Western Australian Museum.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
50% visual content rating – The Journey Down has both sound and visual components.
50% aural content rating – The Journey Down has sound components.
The Journey Down is made possible through the support of the State Government through The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and the Australian Government through The Australia Council.