Australian Embassy

Jarracharra Exhibition

From 14 September to 1 October 2022, the Australian Embassy in Morocco, in collaboration with the Abla Ababou Gallery in Rabat, are pleased to present a collection of textile works by Indigenous women artists.

"Jarracharra - Dry Season Winds" is an exhibition of impressive hand-printed fabric hangings and a series of prints in which Maningrida artists pay homage to their ancestral lands and the sacred stories of the Maningrida people.

A bucolic universe enriched by the Moroccan designer Yasmina Dadi through a caftan made with an indigenous fabric. This unique and original piece weaves cultural links between Australia and Morocco.

The word Jarracharra, referring to the powerful cold wind that rises at the outset of the dry season in Arnhem Land, is a metaphor for how the Bábbarra Women's Centre, located in Maningrida, Northern Australia, has been bringing together women from different cultures and languages for over 35 years. The winds of Jarracharra also unite Australia’s First Nations through age-old ceremonies, rituals and dances.

This exhibition was first shown in 2019 at the Australian Embassy in France on the occasion of the United Nations’ Year of Indigenous Languages. Jarracharra carries a strong message in favour of cultural diversity as a factor of bringing people together.

Jarracharra - Dry Season Winds

From 14 September to 1 October 2022
Galerie Abla Ababou - 57 Avenue Mehdi Ben Barka, Rabat-Souissi, Morocco
(near the Australian Embassy and just behind the Jacques Chirac School)
Free admission from Tuesday to Saturday (10am - 1pm / 3pm - 7pm)

Check online some of the works: