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Runway Show in the Gorge - Karijini Experience

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by Peter Hancock (subscribe)
Journalist, historian and naturalist living in Perth's eastern suburbs.
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Mystical fashion show in the heart of the Pilbara
Deep in Kalamina Gorge, in the heart of the Karijini National Park, will be an Indigenous fashion runway show like no other.

Karijini, Karijini Experience, WASO, Indigenous fashion show, The Junction Co., Waringarri Arts, Yinjaa Barni Art, Juluwarlu, Spinifex Hill Artists, Martumili Artists, Cheeditha Art Group, Esther Kicket, Yamaji Arts, Deadly Denim, Peter Farmer, Ngali x Lindsay Malay, John Prince Siddon x Emma Buswell, Kirrikin, Emilia Galatis, Banjima
Aboriginal models will strut their stuff in Kalamina Gorge to the music of a WASO string quartet. Picture Bobbi Lockyer


The Runway Show, part of this year's Karijini Experience, will highlight the dynamic emerging and established Aboriginal designers worn by Aboriginal models.

The fashion show will be accompanied by a West Australian Symphony Orchestra string quartet playing a selection of pieces by Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin.

Immersed in the wonders of Karijini's rich history, between the ancient rocks and running waters, The Junction Co. as part of the Karijini Experience are bringing a unique fashion experience to life.

Karijini, Karijini Experience, WASO, Indigenous fashion show, The Junction Co., Waringarri Arts, Yinjaa Barni Art, Juluwarlu, Spinifex Hill Artists, Martumili Artists, Cheeditha Art Group, Esther Kicket, Yamaji Arts, Deadly Denim, Peter Farmer, Ngali x Lindsay Malay, John Prince Siddon x Emma Buswell, Kirrikin, Emilia Galatis, Banjima
A WASO string quartet will play in the gorge while the models walk the catwalk.


There will be 16 to 20 looks on eight Pilbara models directed by one of Australia's leading Aboriginal art curators, Emilia Galatis.

Designers and artists Aboriginal art centres from across the state include: Waringarri Arts, Yinjaa Barni Art, Juluwarlu, Spinifex Hill Artists, Martumili Artists, Cheeditha Art Group, Esther Kicket, Yamaji Arts, Deadly Denim, Peter Farmer, Ngali x Lindsay Malay, John Prince Siddon x Emma Buswell and Kirrikin.

Held on the traditional lands of the Banjima people, the event is a festival of culture, food, music, and art on the breathtaking Karijini country.

Karijini, Karijini Experience, WASO, Indigenous fashion show, The Junction Co., Waringarri Arts, Yinjaa Barni Art, Juluwarlu, Spinifex Hill Artists, Martumili Artists, Cheeditha Art Group, Esther Kicket, Yamaji Arts, Deadly Denim, Peter Farmer, Ngali x Lindsay Malay, John Prince Siddon x Emma Buswell, Kirrikin, Emilia Galatis, Banjima
A unique runway affair with Aboriginal models showcasing Indigenous fashion. Picture Bobbi Lockyer


The Karijini Experience began in 2013 with the inaugural Karijini Dinner Experience created by a small team who wanted to activate the Karijini National Park.

In the subsequent years, it has grown from a culinary event under the stars attended by 75 people to a thriving annual multi-arts event with a focus on celebrating local Aboriginal culture.

In 2019, it attracted 2045 visitors, featured 98 artists, held 57 individual events, representing 16 Aboriginal language groups and was supported by 32 partners and sponsors.

Last year, the event was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Karijini, Karijini Experience, WASO, Indigenous fashion show, The Junction Co., Waringarri Arts, Yinjaa Barni Art, Juluwarlu, Spinifex Hill Artists, Martumili Artists, Cheeditha Art Group, Esther Kicket, Yamaji Arts, Deadly Denim, Peter Farmer, Ngali x Lindsay Malay, John Prince Siddon x Emma Buswell, Kirrikin, Emilia Galatis, Banjima
The beautiful Kalamina Gorge.


What sets the Karijini Experience apart from other regional events and festivals is its unique setting and strong sense of place, combined with a growing recognition for the authenticity of its Aboriginal cultural content.

More details and tickets are available from https://www.karijiniexperience.com/events/runway-show-in-the-gorge/
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Why? A fashion runway show like no other in Kalamina Gorge accompanied by a concert from the West Australian Symphony Orchestra strings.
When: Friday April 9 from 3pm to 4.30pm
Phone: 0499 559 494
Where: Kalamina Gorge, Karijini National Park, Western Australia.
Cost: $125. Return bus trip from Tom Price via Dales Gorge $5 or Karijini Eco Retreat $5 return.
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