Marcia McGuire

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The one language we all speak. 

To experience art is to understand what it means to be human. To feel the world around you through elation, confusion, joy, bewilderment, or the absence of it all. There is no right way and no wrong way, just what is.

Art has been part of our DNA since day one. We continue to bring creative experiences that delight the senses and open the mind. Don’t think of this as your typical don’t-touch exhibition. We want people to get lost within our living gallery of eclectic and mesmerising works from local, national and international artists. 

In 2022, we are proud to launch MAARAKOOL (With Our Hands) – a new creative space within 140 Perth that showcases Whadjuk Noongar storytelling through art. The artists hosted in MAARAKOOL as part Stories That Resonate are Kambarni and Marcia McGuire

About Marcia

There is no single source of inspiration for Marcia. Instead, her work draws upon Dreamtime stories, her ancestors’ art, and influence of the modern world to create pieces that illuminate an ancient culture in a contemporary way. This is reflected in her two main creative mediums: painting and digital art.

Her mural is titled Ngangk kidji Yok Koora Ngaany (Mothers & Women Before Me.  In Noongar, the word for mother and sun are the same, Ngangk. Marcia’s mural explores this idea through her nanna’s face, as depicted in her youth and haloed in light, and through all the women who came before, represented by the flowing wind and water.

A descendant of the Noongar Whadjuk, Ballardong and Yued people (Perth region) and Yamatji, Buddimaya (Murchinson and Midwest Region)

Follow Marcia on Instagram at @maaliaboriginaldesigns.

Sign up for Marcia’s Collaborative Canvas Painting Workshop and Walking Tours.

Located in Railway Lane, enter off Murray St Mall between Forever New and Cotton On.