IF you were amongst the many who were enraptured by the first art exhibition of the Bundian Way Gallery, then you will be thrilled to hear that the second is about to open.
The Delegate Progress Association and the Bundian Way are inviting all to attend the opening of ‘Healing Our Spirit’, an exhibition of paintings by Aboriginal people in custody.
“The opening of the gallery has presented an amazing opportunity,” says John Blay, Bundian Way Project Officer with Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council.
“Not only does the gallery highlight the heritage elements of the Bundian Way, it also throws light on the ongoing cultural connections to the land and sea country of the Aboriginal people of the region. This is reflected in their art. The art expresses country.”
This is a theme that continues into the second exhibition, which demonstrates the remarkable depth of talent for art that runs through the Aboriginal community.
“Many of the paintings express the quest for the culture that comes with Country, for nature and self-respect,” Mr Blay said.
Over twenty artists are represented, and the artworks were mostly completed in Cooma, Junee and Goulburn.
One group of baskets were completed under the mentorship and teaching of Aunty Kath Withers, a Wiradjuri Elder from Wagga Wagga. Two of her demonstration works are represented, both very colourful artefacts
‘Healing Our Spirit’ will be launched in Delegate at the Bundian Way Gallery in the Rural Transaction Centre this Saturday, March 9 at 2pm and all are welcome.
Those who wish to attend the opening are asked to RSVP by March 7 to 66a Bombala Street, Delegate or by phoning 02 6458 8388 or emailing email@example.com
Those who viewed the first exhibition have had only high praise for the quality of the pieces on display at the gallery, and all are urged to make some time to view ‘Healing Our Spirit’.