Beginning June 10, 2021
TREK THE OUTBACK….without leaving Saskatchewan!
Over 50 Australian art pieces from the Shurniak permanent collection are on display this summer!
Large-scale aboriginal dot paintings from the Australian outback show a unique world view. Dreamtime storytelling teaches lessons about life, such as birth, hunting, love, food gathering, and death. These “Stories of the Dreaming” are handed down through generations by Elders, and explain life, and how the world was created.
In aboriginal artwork, traditional symbols keep this ancient culture alive. A carved didgeridoo, decorated boomerang, and many other wooden items used in daily life in the desert are also available to view. These authentic Australian aboriginal items were purchased by Bill Shurniak during a trip to remote Alice Springs, Northern Territory, in 2003.