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Wurruyi Dhilang (Many Bushes)

In recognition and celebration of International People with Disabilities Dunghutti Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery would like to present to the people of the Macleay WURRUYI DHILANG (Many Bushes) by Mabel Ritchie.

Mabel is a Dunghutti woman who was born in Newcastle in 1974.

Mabel’s family moved back to her father’s home land, Burnt Bridge when she was very young where she grew up with her brothers and sisters on the Burnt Bridge Mission. Mabel loved to watch her Aunties and Uncle’s painting stories about life experiences and culture as a young girl.   Mabel also enjoyed doing art at school.

Mabel has been part of Living Skills for many years and was introduced to art classes in 2009.  Since then she has been painting her own stories sharing memories of growing up on the Mission at Burnt Bridge.

Mabel has fond memories of the local flora of the area which has formed the basis of this Exhibition.  Some of the works relate to bush tucker and others are purely from pleasurable memories shared with her Mother and Grandmother.

Mabel is developing her own unique style using bold harmonious and contrasting colours developing background layers which she then applies floral representations onto as if they were growing insitu in natural surrounds.  She has an uninhibited freedom of brushstroke which creates an organic natural appearance.

Wurruyi Dhilang (Many Bushes) 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.

Invitation Mabel Ritchie

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International Women’s Day Exhibition

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International Indigenous Women’s Day Exhibition will be held at Dunghutti Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery from Thursday 7– 24 March 2013.This is an annual celebration where women can be recognised for the vital role they play in families, communities and countries throughout the world.

The Gallery will have on display works by prominent local Aboriginal Elder, Aunty Esther Quinlin together with works by Cheryl Robinson, Alison Williams, Gina Varagnolo, Nyree Reynolds, Patricia McInherny, Mabel Ritchie, Sarah Button to name a few. Intricate prints on paper by Alison Buchanan will certainly delight the viewer.

All welcome, please drop by and bring your friends to this wonderful display of Aboriginal art and culture right here in the Macleay Valley.

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Lloyd Hornsby

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Aboriginal Art As you have never seen it before

Aboriginal artist Lloyd Hornsby Gawura will exhibit works from his ‘Coming Home Exhibition’ for the first time in the Dunghutti-Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery Kempsey,  and it promises to show us Aboriginal art, as we have never seen it before.

Through the use of vivacious colour and a vision to be uniquely expressive, Lloyd brings his large canvases to luminous, dazzling life.  While the familiar dot that depicts Aboriginal Art is present, this work is far removed from the conventional Indigenous style and challenges the viewer to re-think pre-conceived notions.

Although Lloyd has felt the creative urge since he was a teenager, it is only now in his mature years that he has had the chance to explore and express his talent, and already interest in his bold and visionary paintings is coming from corporate and private sectors both here and overseas.

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NAIDOC WEEK

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Dreamtime Art Exhibiton

The Gallery has an exhibition of works at the Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery,  5 Kinchela Street, Gladstone.

The Exhibition opens Thursday 5th July at 6pm and will run until 4.00pm sunday 8th July.

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New works coming in

The Gallery is receiving new works from motivated women of the area for the upcoming International Indigenous Women’s Day Exhibition

IIWD Exhibition will be held at the Gallery from 8– 25 March 2012.

This is an annual celebration where women can be recognised for the vital role they play in families, communities and countries throughout the world.

Official Opening will be held at the Gallery on Thursday 8th March at 11am.

All welcome, please drop by and bring your friends to this wonderful display of Aboriginal art and culture right here in the Macleay Valley.

Gallery is situated alongside the Visitor Information Centre.

Hours Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm