LEADING BUNDJALUNG ARTISTS CELEBRATE CULTURE11.03.2014
On Friday 21 March Arts Northern Rivers will launch Bunarm Bologaman Wahl Bundjalung (Brothers coming together of the Bundjalung Nation), an exhibition of works by 12 significant Bundjalung artists who have a deep connection to the culture of the Bundjalung Nation, and to each other as brothers, they are dedicated to protecting and caretaking culture for future generations.
Guests will be welcomed to country by Arakwal and Bundjalung representatives with the exhibition opening to be officiated by Federal Member for Page – MP Kevin Hogan and Byron Shire Mayor Cr. Simon Richardson.
Arts Northern Rivers CEO, Peter Wood said “The exhibition also sits within our broader Bundjalung Project, which has been funded by the Federal Government’s Indigenous Visual Arts Support Program”.
“The Bundjalung Project is an exciting initiative that seeks to assist local Indigenous artists to reconnect with traditional Bundjalung artefacts to develop a unique style for our region through the incorporation of ancient Bundjalung Nation markings and motifs into modern indigenous art works”
The artists, who are all teachers and mentors strong in their culture and art, each offer a unique perspective on their djugun (country) and all are dedicated to creating work that inspires the youth of the Northern RIvers to reconnect to their culture.
With over 70 works, Bunarm Bologaman Wahl Bundjalung will be a rare opportunity to see such a significant collection of contemporary Indigenous art outside of a Regional Gallery.
All works will be for sale with all proceeds going directly to the artist
Opening Night // Friday 21 March 2014
Bangalow A&I Hall, Station Street, Bangalow,
5.30 – 7.30pm
For more information, interviews and photo opportunities please contact:
Zoe Robinson Kennedy I Communications Officer
t 02 6628 8120
m 0403 666 584
Feature image: Charlie Caldwell, My Country [detail]
this image: Oral Roberts, Fish (detail)