Following the remarkable success of 'Murrumbidgee Marramarra' (2016) and 'Warangesda: Deep Waters' (2017), Griffith Regional Art Gallery and Western Riverina Arts teamed up again in 2018 and presented Murru. The third iteration of our Aboriginal Arts exhibition promoted Wiradjuri culture, showcasing the incredible artworks of Indigenous artists from our region.
Murru has been supported by a program of workshops and professional development activities for local Aboriginal artists, run by renowned Master Printmaker Basil Hall and local artist Kerri Weymouth.
After successfully exhibiting at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery in 2018, Murru toured to the to the Narrandera Arts Centre from Monday 21st January to Monday 4th February.
Regional Development Officer Derek Motion says the aim of this exhibition is to provide an opportunity to celebrate the creativity and cultural engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in the region.
‘This ongoing project presents the work of our local Aboriginal artists in a major regional art gallery, showcasing it to the wider community. It builds on the work done in the last two years, helping to build skills in new mediums,’ he said. ‘And we also hope that as in previous years the project will encourage younger artists to get involved and to create new work.’
Any local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders artists interested in working with us and showcasing their artworks in major regional art galleries please get in touch with us and be part of our annual Aboriginal Arts Exhibition.