Designed by Creative Spaces, Carrolup coolingah wirn (the spirit of Carrolup children) is an exhibition on display at John Curtin Gallery. The exhibition features a series of artworks from the Herbert Mayer Collection, created between 1946 and 1950 by Noongar children of the Stolen Generations.
The artworks were completed at Carrolup Native Settlement – a mission in remote bushland located near Katanning. The artworks are accompanied by objects and a series of interpretive panels which focus on truth-telling and acknowledging the impact of colonisation on these children and their subsequent families.
This is a temporary exhibition to share the stories of Carrolup while plans for a new building dedicated to truth-telling and housing the full collection of 122 artworks is developed.
This project was completed in November 2021.
Kalbarri Skywalk is another project Creative Spaces has worked on that includes stories from the Stolen Generations.