The Journey Down
Performance: Wednesday 13 September | 6pm
Activities: Tuesday 12 September | 8am - 4pm
Free event, no bookings are required.
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.
Wednesday 13 September | 6pm
Bluff Point Primary School
18 Mitchell St, Bluff Point WA 6530
WA Museum in a Container activations
Tuesday 12 September | 8am - 4pm
Foreshore, near Dome
Touring mini Museum
Take the journey with WA Museum in a Container! We will be activating four incredible stops along the journey with activities (and our own stories) for the community in our container!
You’ll find us:
- 31 August & 2 September | Broome | Shinju Matsuri Festival, 49 Hamersley St
- 4 September | Port Hedland |South Hedland Town Square, Wise Tce
- 6 & 7 September | Karratha | The Quarter, corner Sharpe Ave and Warambie Rd
- 10 September | Carnarvon | Outside Civic Centre, corner Camel Ln and Robinson St
- 12 & 13 September | Geraldton | Foreshore, near Dome
Follow the journey on our social platforms, as you never know where the sonic sculpture may end up…
WA Museum in a Container is proudly supported by the Foundation for the WA Museum and its partners.
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.