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Burnt Bridge Exhibition

Dads Stories of the Dreamtime

Be sure not to miss the latest exhibition coming up at Dunghutti Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery.

This exhibition showcases the works of 3 aboriginal artists who were raised on the Mission at Burnt Bridge.

Three local Aboriginal Artists, Mabel Ritchie, Clem Ritchie and Johnny Knox share their memories and storytelling through colourful, often spontaneous and intricate mark making. The stories depicted relate back to their childhood memories of growing up on Burnt Bridge Mission. Titles such as Fishing with Nan, Gravelly Dog, Dad’s Stories from the Dreamtime are to be cherished and would be a unique piece of history to adorn any wall.

Please come along and join us on Thursday 16 August at 11am for the official opening.

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Nudge Blacklock Exhibition

3rd July – 12 August


Nudge was born in 1958 at Guyra and belongs to the Biripi/Ngarabal language group.  He is a passionate artist and is presently residing in the Dorrigo Region  He has participated in both individual and group exhibitions both in Australia and internationally.   This year alone he has exhibited at the Sydney Opera House at the launch of Jabibi Silk and has been selected as a finalist in the 29th Telstra Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders Art Award to be opened in Darwin on Friday 10th August 2012.

Nudge has just delivered a new body of work to the Dunghutti Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery for his exhibition which will run from 3rd July to 12 August.  Nudge has been developing his skills in the printing medium and has recently completed a series of prints which are available for sale either framed or unframed.  It is from this print series that he has been selected as a finalist in the Telstra Art Award.

Nudge is also known for his ‘River’ Series and painting from ‘My Grandmothers Country’.

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Richard Campbell at the Glasshouse

In 2008 Richard’s work was selected to be represented at Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Australia for World Youth Day.  during this time he was an artist in residence at The Australian Museum.

In 2010 two of Campbell’s works were displayed at the Cananisation ceremony of Mary McKillop

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NSW Indigenous Parliament Award Artists

The Gallery presently has on show works by local aboriginal artists whose works have been represented in the NSW Indigenous Parliament Awards.

To accompany these that Gallery has on show  fine works by Artists of the mid north coast.


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Jabidi Silk – Evette Morgan

The Gallery recently attended the launch of Jabidi Silk at the Sydney Opera House.   Evette Morgan has invented a new silk canvas that is capable of taking any medium.  Colin Wightman painted on the silk which was shown at the official launch at Sydney Opera House on 30 April.

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Andrew Stoner Oxley MP

Andrew Stoner recently visited the Gallery and made the following comment

‘I encourage locals and visitors alike to take the time to visit the Art Gallery next to the Kempsey Visitor Information Centre and see some wonderful pieces of work.’