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La Per
an Aboriginal seaside story

This exhibition celebrates the Sydney Aboriginal community of La Per (La Perouse) by combining historical and contemporary works unique to this seaside community.

Featuring the famous shell work made by generations of La Per women, including Esme Timbery, alongside carved boomerangs and shields made by the men and photographs by Peter McKenzie, the exhibition will tell the distinct story of La Per (or Lapa, as it is also spelled).

Artist unknown, Sydney Harbour Bridge c1939, assorted shells, blue velvet, cardboard. Gift of Alan Lloyd 1995

16 Jul – 10 Oct 2010

Free admission

Australian Collection Focus Room