Live mural painting | Koolbardi wer Wardong

Brookfield Place is proud to partner with West Australian Opera to journey with acclaimed local artist Kambarni as he brings to life the legacy of Koolbardi wer Wardong in Georges Lane.

The legend of Koolbardi wer Wardong has carried for centuries, passed down from generation to generation and now this beautiful story is set to spread its wings and soar on the stage at His Majesty’s Theatre in a brand-new opera composed by Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse.

This bespoke mural will mark the celebration of rich, Western Australian storytelling as Koolbardi wer Wardong is retold on stage in traditional language, by local storytellers, creatives and performers. The murals home in Georges Lane will provide a lasting legacy for this landmark work long after the curtain closes.

Be part of the journey:
Monday to Friday
6 to 15 October 2021, 10am-2-pm
Georges Lane (near Anna Thomas)

About Kooolbardi wer Wardong
Aliwa yeyi! (Look out now!) Feathers will fly in this cautionary tale.
Koolbardi the Magpie and Wardong the Crow are two very proud, vain, jealous brothers. Watch as their cunning, rivalry and one-upmanship brings them unstuck in spectacular fashion.
Set on Noongar Boodja (the south west corner of Western Australia), West Australian Opera invites you to join us for a journey back to the Nyittiny, the time of Creation, where love, loyalty, betrayal and jealousy are all stretched to their limits. Because pride always comes before the fall.
Award winning songwriters and story tellers, Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse weave magic in a world first opera production, brought to life under the direction of Matt Reuben James Ward. Experience the incredible beauty of the language of this land, as this production promises to delight audiences of all ages.

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