Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Wildflower Dreaming: Shirley Corunna and The Coolbaroo League 1952 - 1962

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Gallery opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm.


Wildflower Dreaming is a photographic exhibition from the Berndt Museum Collection that tells the story of a Yamitji woman, Shirley Corunna's personal journey and highlights her involvement with the Coolbaroo League Dance Committee.

WARNING: We advise that this exhibition contains images, sound and film of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Please view with caution. We apologise for any distress this may cause.

Exhibition duration

15 July - 13 December 2014

Exhibition details

In 1952 aged 17, a young Yamitji woman, Shirley Corunna, moved from her home in Three Springs to Perth.

Wildflower Dreaming celebrates Shirley’s journey of discovery and independence and is a snapshot of a decade of the social life of Aboriginal people living in Perth during the 1950s and early 1960s.

This exhibition also includes Shirley’s personal memorabilia and 24 copies of the front page of the Westralian Aborigine, the first Aboriginal owned and published newspaper in Western Australia.

Wildflower Dreaming is exhibited by the Berndt Museum at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery within the Dr Harold Schenberg Art Centre.

Exhibition partner

The UWA Cultural Precinct invites various schools and faculties of The University of Western Australia to partner with on exhibitions and develop innovative academic and public programs.

The Campus Partners for Wildflower Dreaming are Development & Alumni Relations and School of Indigenous Studies


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