29 May 2018
Gunnedah Shire Council is calling for submissions for the annual NAIDOC Week Art Exhibition.
The 2018 theme is ‘Because of her, we can’ and Council is urging artists, hobbyists, schools, organisations and individuals to come together and explore the theme and exhibit their artworks in a professional gallery space.
Gunnedah Shire Council’s Arts and Cultural Officer Lauren Mackley said the exhibition will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made, and continue to make, to communities, families, and to the nation.
“It will be rewarding to see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s achievements, voices, passions and strength incorporated and depicted through art,” Ms Mackley said.
“The exhibition will bring light to the contributions of the women depicted or the relationship to the theme held by the artist.”
Submissions close at 5.00pm Friday, 6 July 2018. All artworks must be ready to hang and are to be submitted to the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery.
The exhibition will officially open at 1.00pm on Friday, 13 July 2018 during NAIDOC Week celebrations. The exhibition will continue until Monday, 6 August 2018.
For more information or for an entry form, please contact Arts and Cultural Officer Lauren Mackley on (02) 6740 2100.
Photo Caption: The NAIDOC Week Art Exhibition last year in the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery.
Media Contact: Ashley Gardner 6740 2100.