Virtual reality first look

COLLISIONS: Lynette Wallworth’s virtual reality work titled Collisions tells the story of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan’s introduction to the Western world. The show will be at the Main Corner and Riddoch Art Gallery until February 9.

AN exclusive preview of the Emmy award winning virtual reality production “Collisions” will be held at the Main Corner and Riddoch Art Gallery this Thursday.

Lynette Wallworth’s Collisions is the first exhibition of its kind to be featured at the city gallery with the preview to take place at 5.30pm Thursday evening.

The exhibition is free however, bookings are essential due to limited seats.

City of Mount Gambier Arts Culture and Development Officer Serena Wong encouraged the community to put on a headset for the exclusive view of Lynette Wallworth’s virtual reality work.

“It is a collision of culture, technology and storytelling which takes us on a virtual reality journey to the homeland of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in remote Western Australian Pilbara desert and his first, devastating introduction to the Western world,” she said.

The story outlines Nyarri’s first taste of Western civilisation during Australia’s first atomic tests in the 1950s.

“It offers us a view to what he saw, and in reflecting on this extraordinary event, Nyarri shares his perspective on the Martu way to care for the planet.”

Collisions will run until February 9, contact the Main Corner on (08) 8721 2563 to book.

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