Last Call - Indigenous artists for regional exhibition
Western Riverina Arts is pleased to invite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists (residing in the Western Riverina region of NSW – Narrandera, Leeton, Griffith City and Murrumbidgee Shires) to participate in our annual Aboriginal arts exhibition for 2018, Murru. The exhibition will open at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery Wednesday 14th November at 12pm.
Murrumbidgee Marramaraa and then Warangesda: Deep Water were the first two projects of this kind, developed in partnership with the Griffith Regional Art Gallery in 2016 and 2017. The 2018 project Murru will once again present the work of our local Indigenous artists across a variety of mediums.
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists interested in exhibiting work should get in touch with the exhibition organisers directly, as soon as possible, either Derek Motion at Western Riverina Arts (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0428882059) or Ray Wholahan at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery (Raymond.Wholohan@griffith.nsw.gov.au or 69 628338). Space will be limited for this exciting new exhibition meaning only high quality and recently completed work will be considered.
Please join us at the Art Gallery for a free BBQ lunch and the opening of "Murru" on Wednesday 14th November at 12pm to celebrate the creativity of local Aboriginal Artists in our region. All welcome.