New England Regional Art Museum | Myall Creek and Beyond
“On the afternoon of Sunday 10 June 1838 a group of eleven convicts and ex-convict stockmen led by a squatter, brutally slaughtered a group of twenty eight Aboriginal men, women and children who were camped peacefully at the station of Myall Creek in the New England region. 180 years after these events a group of contemporary artists have created new works which explore the issues and complexities of this significant historical event and its aftermath locally and nationally.”
The New England Regional Art Museum and the Friends of Myall Creek Memorial invite you to the opening of the exhibition Myall Creek and beyond.
Myall Creek and beyond features the work of Robert Andrew, Fiona Foley, Colin Isaacs, Julie Gough, Quarralia Knox, David Leha and Tim Leha, Laurie Nilsen, Judy Watson, Warraba Weatherall and will feature the Myall Creek Gathering Cloak facilitated by Carol McGregor and members of the region’s Aboriginal community. Guest curator Bianca Beetson has put the exhibition together on behalf of NERAM.
- Opening 6.00pm, Friday 8 June 2018
- Welcome to Country by Uncle Steve Widders
- Guest speakers include Councillor Brad Widders, Armidale Regional Council
and Keith Munro, Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and Member, National Committee of the Friends of Myall Creek Memorial.
Myall Creek and beyond is on show at the New England Regional Art Museum until Sunday 7 October 2018.
NERAM has been working with the Friends of Myall Creek Memorial and other partners across the New England region to present a four day program of events in June 2018 to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the Myall Creek Massacre.
Further information about the full program is available on the NERAM website.