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Learn to paint Nyoongar style. Join Maitland Hill, a proud Aboriginal Nyoongar Balardong marman (man), for an art class on Country and learn the techniques of painting in traditional Nyoongar style.
Maitland's artwork showcases Aboriginal knowledge about Boodja (country) and gives respect to his Ancestors and the Dreamtime. He paints a depiction of Nyoongar landscapes in acrylic/watercolour on canvas, traditional paperbark, and pyrography on plywood, using natural materials including traditional ochre (used for ceremonial body paint) and bush gum resins. A distinctive feature of Nyoongar artwork is the use of light and colour in the brilliant portrayal of the rich sunsets – red, yellow, gold and black trees.
With excellent visitor facilities and great river access, Dwaarlindjirraap is one of the most popular sites in Lane Poole Reserve.
Located on the site of the old Baden Powell Campground, which was relocated in 2012, Dwaarlindjirraap has a large car park with sealed road access and excellent facilities right by the river. It is also a popular swimming spot.
This tour is suitable for beginners to professionals. All art materials are supplied and Maitland includes a delicious morning tea including Damper, Wattle seed muffins and Quandong jam, washed down with a fresh billy tea.
Tour operates one Sunday per month from 10:00am - 1:00pm.
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Bookings essential. This experience is approximately 3 hours plus travel time from Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre. (Approximately 20-30 minutes each way).
What to bring:
Dwaarlindjirraap, Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup