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Always Was, Always Will Be

Above – Zalie Davison – Always – Acrylic on canvas 91 x 81 cm
“This painting represents a placard or poster of the exhibition theme – Always Was, Always Will Be.”

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We have recently opened a joint exhibition with Wadjar Regional Indigenous Gallery and the Armidale and Region Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place.
Although Covid-19 restrictions have changed our plans for an official opening, the works are now on display in the gallery.
Here is a taste of what is is on show.

Boundaries 2Leo Leeko Wright – Boundaries – Acrylic on canvas 76 x 61cm

“Aboriginal people knew their boundaries. They weren’t marked by lines on a map but by the features of the landscape – by the ridges, the rivers and the creeks.
The people knew that hunting was only allowed within these boundaries.”

rex 2Rex Winston-Walford – Thumbprint – Acrylic on canvas – 120 x 90cm

“This artwork is inspired by my own fingerprint. The unique pattern it creates which is exclusive to me; it plays a large part in my identity as it does with everybody else.”


Lilly Clegg - Giidany Baajim - Moon Magic for webLily Clegg – Giidany Baajim – Moon Magic – Acrylic on canvas 60.5 x 30.5 cm

Watch an NBN Television introduction to the exhibition at