Our artist of the month for April is Milton Budge. He has exhibited throughout Australia and in 2007 his piece – Ration day times (Working for food rations, Collecting rations and rations) won the Parliament of NSW Indigenous Art Prize. This work now forms part of the Parliament of NSW permanent art collection. Milton currently has 8 new pieces on display at the gallery so come in and enjoy these beautiful artworks from a truly masterful painter and storyteller.
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.
Be sure to drop into Long Point Vineyard (Off Houston Mitchell), Cooinda Place, Lake Cathie NSW to view the current exhibition of works by Dunghutti Artists and aboriginal artists of the mid north coast.
View this Exhibition online
Phone 65 85 4598 for further enquiries.
It has been sometime since the Gallery has been able to display works by the very talented Natalie Bateman. Be sure to drop by or take a look on our website for new works by Natalie.
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.
NAIDOC week celebrations are held annually around the country during the first full week of July to acknowledge and celebrate history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
It is a timely opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.
This year the Dunghutti Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery will acknowledge and showcase artworks of our Dunghutti region together with aboriginal artists of the mid north coast from 6-12 July 2015.
The Gallery is situated inside the Visitor Information Centre, South Kempsey Park on the old Pacific Highway.
Gallery hours are from 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Sunday.
Be sure not to miss this opportunity to view and support your local Aboriginal Artists and Art Gallery.
‘This Exhibition has been made possible through funding from Australian Government Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program.’
Looking for something to do over school holiday break? Why not drop by the Gallery to view the vast collection of artworks on display. The gallery also has on hand bush tucker products, home wares, prints etc.
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)