We Are Here – Nyaliya yinyam and Connections

Saturday 25th June - Sunday 7th August

10:00am - 10:00am

At 30 Parke St, Katoomba, New South Wales, 2780 30 Parke St, Katoomba, New South Wales, 2780

For NAIDOC 2022 Blue Mountains City Art Gallery will feature exhibitions by two local art groups: The Walanmarra Artists and Friends Group and the Painting Up Country TAFE group. Both groups explore the 2022 NAIDOC theme ‘Get Up Stand Up Show Up’.

We Are Here – Nyaliya yinyam.

Blue Mountains Aboriginal community participants in the Painting Up Country TAFE course have been creating outline cut-outs of themselves using MDF boards to be painted and filled with mixed media images. These figures assembled onto the wall at the Cultural Centre and connected in some way emphasise the strength of unity. Despite our differences and physical ailments, working together and standing united helps consolidate our public voice.

‘Nyalia YinYam – We Are Here’ represents that solidarity and strength.

The Walanmarra Artists and Friends Group: Connections.

The works in Connections tell the story about standing together. They reflect their true connection to culture and country and together, like these artworks–even when they stand alone–they show their strength through their connection with others.

When they get up it is through their art, their storytelling and coming together which shows up the strength of their connections throughout all time.

Participating artists are: Aunty Bev Eaton, Kerrie Miller, Linna King, Jade Bell, Serena Holman, Lynne Elliott, Pip Smith, Jan Groves, Jess Gemell, Sue Wildman

2022-06-25 10:00:00
2022-08-07 10:00:00

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