Age is no barrier for making art
When it comes to creating beautiful artwork, age is no barrier. This is especially true for a talented group known as the Murrumbidgee Arts Kinship Enterprise (MAKE).
They are part of Murrumbidgee Council’s Creative Ageing Program, which started with a short-term arts project funded by a Country Arts Support Program (CASP) grant acquired by Waddi Housing. It was supported by Western Riverina Arts and delivered by Council’s very own talented artist, Kerri Weymouth.
The group enjoyed the creative expression and kinship so much they now meet every Friday at Waddi Housing in Darlington Point. Most recently the group has been working on a project called Warangesda - Deep Waters, which will be exhibited at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery on Friday 16 June.
MAKE also holds an exhibition at Rivadestra in Darlington Point from Friday 9 June to Thursday July 27. The exhibition will be opened by Griffith Regional Art Gallery Co-ordinator Ray Wholohan. Inspiration for the exhibition is the Warangesda Aboriginal Mission, which existed on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River from 1880 to 1924. Exhibiting artists are Lorna Wigham, Barbara Freer, June Weymouth, Geraldine Edwards, Verona Harrison, Kim Patten, His Moore, Kym O'Connor, Margaret Smith and Margaret Murray.
Murrumbidgee Council General Manager Craig Moffitt said he was glad to see some of the region’s rich Indigenous heritage inspiring locals. “It is wonderful to know that the talents of our residents will be put on show for everyone to enjoy,” he said.
“Council’s Creative Ageing Program is an opportunity for some of our older residents to connect and take part in activities that will no doubt enrich their lives. I urge everyone to attend either of the upcoming exhibitions.”