MANPAC and Healthway partner with Indigenous artists

CULTURE: The art installation will be officially launched on Naidoc Day. Photo: Supplied.
CULTURE: The art installation will be officially launched on Naidoc Day. Photo: Supplied.

Daniel McHenry, a proud Noongar artist, has been invited to create an all-inclusive art installation at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre (MANPAC).

The project is in partnership with Healthway promoting the LiveLighter message and encouraging people to get out and move more and learn about Noongar culture and language.

Mr McHenry's work is inspired by seasons. Many Aboriginal cultural groups including the Noongar people in WA's South West region celebrate six calendar seasons.

"Everyone has been so positive and interested to learn about the seasons, the stories and culture," Mr McHenry said.

"I have even had interstate visitors watching from their hotel room and then come for a chat and told me they would be following the progress on Instagram so that they could see the completed artwork."

Mr McHenry's son James Whiteley is a budding artist, and at just ten years old, he has helped his dad to create the art piece.

The pop up art activation will be launched during the Naidoc Day celebrations on July 26.