Two Significant Carrolup Exhibitions

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Key Dates:

"Koolark Koort Koorliny" Exhibition: 24 May-29 June 2014


"Koolark Koort Koorliny - Memories of Carrolup" Talk: Saturday 24 May 2014 (10.30am-1pm)


"Revel Cooper" Exhibition: 16 May-6 July 2014


"Revel Cooper" Afternoon Reception: Please join us for an afternoon reception at the John Curtin Gallery, Thursday 5 June 2014, 3-5pm. RSVP essential by Friday 30 May 2014
Phone: 9266 4155 | Email:

"Koolark Koort Koorliny (Heart Coming Home)" at the Albany Town Hall, Albany, WA and "Revel Cooper" at the John Curtin Gallery, Perth, WA.

1.  E X H I B I T I O N | 24 May-29 June 2014

"Koolark Koort Koorliny (Heart Coming Home)" - Great Southern Regional Tour, Albany, Western Australia. Selected works from The Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Artwork presented by the John Curtin Gallery.

The Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Artwork was generously donated to Curtin University, Perth, Australia in May 2013 for educational and research purposes by Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, USA. This recently rediscovered collection of artwork by Aboriginal children from the Stolen Generations, was created between 1946 and 1950 at the Carrolup Native Settlement in Western Australia's Great Southern region. Curtin University is honoured to have the opportunity to make this first step in their shared ambition with Colgate University to provide on going access to these artworks - especially to Noongar communities throughout the Great Southern region of Western Australia.

Albany Town Hall, 217 York Street, Albany, WA 
Phone: (08) 9841 9208
Tuesday to Friday 11am-4pm

2.  E X H I B I T I O N | 16 May-6 July 2014

"Revel Cooper"

The John Curtin Gallery presents an exhibition examining the career of significant Noongar artist Revel Cooper. A child of the Stolen Generations, Revel Cooper was sent to the Carrolup Native Settlement in the 1940s. Between 1946-1950 under the tutelage of Headmaster Noel White, Cooper first started painting and along with his fellow students, achieved international critical acclaim. Cooper continued making art beyond Carrolup and despite occasional imprisonment, is acknowledged as being a formative influence on later generations of Noongar artists. Cooper not only produced many of his distinctive works in prison, he taught other inmates, some of whom went on to forge prominent artistic careers. He is also known to have influenced the style of celebrated artist Lin Onus. Arguably one of the most under-acknowledged of the adult Carrolup artists, this exhibition explores Cooper's role as a powerful storyteller, speaking out against discrimination and injustice in an effort to preserve Noongar culture.

John Curtin Gallery
Building 200A, Curtin University
Enter campus via main entrance
Kent Street, Bentley, WA
Phone: 9266 4155 | Email:

Monday to Friday 11am-5pm Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm

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