I would like to wish all our artists and supporters of the Gallery a very Happy New Year.
I personally am stepping down as Gallery Director and wish the Gallery continued success.
Our 30 x 30 Exhibition will be running until 27 January so do drop into the Gallery if you are in the area.
This Exhibition showcased works by emerging artists from the Biripi nation. Works include acrylic on canvas, acrylic on plywood cutouts, mixed media and jewellery. Well worth a visit.
Join Trish McInherny on Saturday 1st April from 10.30am-2.30pm for a weaving demonstration. Trish will take you through her process of obtain materials through to the end product.
Our congratulations go to Lewis John Knox the inaugural winner of the Saltwater Freshwater Aboriginal Art Prize at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Church After the Fire – Lewis John Knox
Acrylic on canvas
50cm x 40cm x 1.2cm
Judge Djon Mundine had the following to say about this beautiful artwork
Church After the Fire is a painting about a time and a place committed to the memory of Lewis John Knox within the Aboriginal region now called the mid-north coast of New South Wales. It talks of the ‘mission called Burnt Bridge outside Kempsey that gave birth to a number of story-teller historian painters; Robert Campbell Jnr. and Adam Hill a.k.a. Blak Douglas among them. Picasso once lamented his wish to paint with the wonderment of a child. The childhood memory related here is simply directly expressed in naive brush strokes, colours, and partial impressionist composition. It moved an immediate visual-emotional response among a field of entries across a wide range of scale, styles, and subjects.
The Gallery currently has on display its annual 30 x 30cm works. These artworks are streamlined in size so that the purchaser can add to their collection each year. All artworks are original priced between $100-$200. A great opportunity to start your own collection or to purchase as a gift for someone special.
Matthew is a new artist to the Gallery. He is a Dunghutti man who will shortly be returning to live in his homeland.
Matthew is passionate about art and sharing his history and culture through storytelling.
Be sure not to miss this Exhibition of thought provoking works by Alison Williams a Gumbaynggirr artist.
For more information go to Exhibitions.
The Gallery will have on Exhibition its annual collection of 30 x 30cm works by Aboriginal artists of the mid north coast.
These works range in price from $60 up to $200.
A opportunity not to be missed for that fabulous and unique Christmas gift.
The Gallery also has in stock a fine collection of gift ideas for Christmas.
Dont miss our stand at Federation Hall at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) on Sunday 23rd November 2014.
We will be there with a wide selection of artworks by local Dunghutti Artists. You will be able to meet Thunghutti artist Elwyn Toby who will be working away throughout the day.
Our attendance at the Black Arts Market has been made possible through funding from Australian Government Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program.
September 2014 – December 2015
DID YOU KNOW
Over 100 sponsors, artists, event partners, suppliers and media supporters have come together to make the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail a reality
The Port Macquarie Hastings region, on the Mid North Coast of NSW, has the largest coastal koala population on the east coast of Australia
Port Macquarie is the home of the Koala Hospital (the only facility of its type in the world) and Billabong Zoo, with its internationally accredited koala breeding program
The Hello Koalas Sculpture Project is managed by Arts and Health Australia, a national organisation dedicated to promoting the use of the arts and creative engagement to foster health and wellbeing for individuals and communities (www.artsandhealth.org)
This year the Dunghutti Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery will showcase works from Aboriginal Artists across the broader mid north coast region in recognition of National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee ( NAIDOC) Week. The origins of NAIDOC Week can be traced as far back as the 1920’s.
NAIDOC week celebrations are held annual around the country during July to acknowledge and celebrate history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Please put a visit to the Gallery on your list of ‘must see & do’in the Macleay Valley.
The Burnt Bridge Exhibition featuring works by Mabel Ritchie, Clem Ritchie and Johnny Knox will be showing at the Armidale Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place from 30th January through to 22nd March.
It will then travel onto Yarrawarra Aboriginal Art Gallery from 27 March through to 25 May.
Burnt Bridge Exhibition is a Delineate project, an initiative of Accessible Arts in partnership with the Don’tDISMyAbility Campaign sponsored by NSW Government, Department of Family & Community Services.
The Gallery has a fabulous display of 30 x 30cm artworks nothing priced over $200. In fact most of the works are around the $100 mark. Great opportunity to purchase your very own unique piece of Aboriginal Art for yourself or a Christmas gift for that special person.
Event Name: Saltwater Freshwater Festival 2014
Date: 26 January 2014
Location: Kempsey Showground, Sea Street, Kempsey NSW
Contact person: Sarah O’Dea
Phone: 02 6658 1315
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate Australia’s heart & soul on Australia Day. Saltwater Freshwater Festival is a celebration of Aboriginal culture on the Mid North Coast. Our region, where the saltwater and freshwater meet, is rich in Aboriginal music, art, dance and food.
The FREE Festival features live music, including country music legend TROY CASSAR-DALEY, children’s area, dance, hands on cultural workshops, discussion forums and an array of art, craft and food stalls in an inclusive and family focused environment. The 2014 Festival will be held at Kempsey Showground, 26 January, 10:00AM-4:30PM.
The Gallery would like to announce that it has now taken possession of new display condoles from Artisan. This has enabled all our products to be displayed on high quality stands. We have also received new products which include a small selection of Aboriginal Children’s Books, Euraba paper products, Modernmurri Cards, Tea Towels and Pencil cases, Gaawaa Miyay printed linen tea towels & digitally printed scarves.
Mabel is off to Sydney for the presentation to Minister for Disability, Mr. John Ajaka of recipients of the Delineate program, Don’tDISmyABILITY to be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Tuesday 3rd December. A selection of Mabel’s artworks will be on show at the MCA.