Lynette Wallworth

Awavena Fri 7 Feb - Mon 2 Mar Art Gallery of Western Australia Fri 7 Feb - Mon 2 Mar Art Gallery of Western Australia FREE
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Fri 7 Feb - Mon 2 Mar at Art Gallery of Western Australia FREE

Presented in association with Art Gallery of Western Australia

From legendary artist/director Lynette Wallworth and the Amazonian Yawanawa people comes Awavena, a stunning tale of metamorphosis, and the second in a series of mixed-reality works by Wallworth and producer Nicole Newnham, following their Emmy-winning Virtual Reality film Collisions.

For the Yawanawa, ‘medicine’ has the power to take you inside a vision to a place you have never been. By collaborating with Lynette Wallworth, Hushahu, the first woman shaman of the Yawanawa is able to use VR to open a portal to another way of knowing. Awavena is a collaboration between an artist and a community that combines technology and transcendent experience so that a vision can be shared and a story told of a people coming back from the brink of extinction. 

Using a technology that the Yawanawa feel enables them to share their story and visions, this immersive work presents fluorescent and bioluminescent specimens in previously unseen colours from the forest world, to create a vivid, luminous vision.

Awavena is an unmissable experience and a gift from the Yawanawa at a time of peril that they hope will shift our consciousness and change the way we perceive the world and the decisions we make.

Wednesday – Monday from 10am – 5pm
Bookings required. Visit for more information

Time & Location

Fri 7 Feb - Mon 2 Mar

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, Roe St, Perth / Yandilup


Free Event


Awavena is free, but bookings are required

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