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We All Stand On Sacred Ground Exhibition - Broken Hill

Taking its title from the theme for this year’s NAIDOC week, the exhibition of artworks by Aboriginal artists from the Western Region of NSW, We All Stand On Sacred Ground, has been hailed a success.

Organised by West Darling Arts, the exhibition features work by artists from communities including Broken Hill, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Wentworth and Wilcannia. The communities are home to a number of incredibly talented artists with the exhibition reflecting the range of mediums and styles including works on canvas, sculptural works, weaving, jewellry and woodwork.

Local singer, Dave Curry provided entertainment for the exhibition opening.

Aboriginal Arts Officer, Kathy Graham, said she was thrilled at the response to the first NAIDOC week exhibition.

‘For an inaugural event it has attracted a lot of attention, and we look forward to organising exhibitions for future NAIDOC weeks,’ she said.

The exhibition venue, The Town Hall Façade has quickly built its reputation as the newest art space for Broken Hill.  It also houses the office of West Darling Arts.

‘We’re very excited that we have exhibitions booked until the end of 2016 including exhibitions for each of the communities in our region,’ Kathy said.

In March, West Darling Arts hosted a Showcase of Local Broken Hill Artists in the same venue as part of the second Broken Hill Fringe Festival.

Kathy said as well as hosting exhibitions West Darling Arts was also excited to be contributing to the development of artists.

‘During the festival we held a basket weaving workshop with Ann Evers. This sold out and I think bodes well for future workshops in a number of mediums,’ she said.

We All Stand on Sacred Ground continues at the Town Hall Façade, Argent Street, Broken Hill  until 5pm this Friday, 17 July.