Yiwaara Kuju

Exhibition Details
  • Date:Jan 17 2017
  • Start Time:09:00
  • End Time:15:00
  • Artist:Kweku Opoku

Exhibition Overview

Yiwarra Kuju which means, "one road" in the Martu language, describes the Australian Canning Stock Route, a track that was developed on Aboriginal homelands as mining and pastoral industries expanded in Western Australia. Yiwarra Kuju was the theme of the first exhibition to open in the year 2016, at the spacious interior exhibition gallery of the Nubuke Foundation, which is located at the green leafy suburb of East Legon in Accra.

Yiwarra Kuju tells the story of the route's impact, and the importance of the country around it, interpreted through indigenous eyes and voices. According to National Museum of Australia, curators of the exhibition, the 'one road' concept was used to bind the art, people and story of the Western Desert together, with the Canning Stock Route as the meeting point, and also as the cross-cultural basis on which to develop an understanding of Aboriginal Country, and the shared history that happened within it.

On display were artworks from various aboriginal artists from the Western part of Australia, made available by the national museum of Australia and of Isaac Opoku, a young Ghanaian artist working with the Nubuke Foundation. Some of the aboriginal artworks exhibited include 'Minyipuru', which tells a story of seven sisters, 'Kunkun' also tells a story about the artists and the surroundings which they live in and 'Kiriwirri' which is the name of the clan in which the artist belongs and many others.

Exhibition Gallery


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