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Artists set to celebrate Bundjalung culture

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Tonight Arts Northern Rivers will launch Bunarm Bologaman Wahl Bundjalung (Brothers coming together of the Bundjalung Nation), an exhibition of works by 12 significant Bundjalung artists who have a deep connection to the culture of the Bundjalung Nation and to each other as brothers, dedicated to protecting and caretaking culture for future generations.

Guests will be welcomed to country by Arakwal and Bundjalung representatives with the exhibition opening to be officiated by Page MP Kevin Hogan and Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson.

The exhibition includes artwork from all areas of the Bundjalung Nations inspired by nuthung garra (ancestors), the higher spiritual source known as nuthung ngali and the butheram (creation times).

The artists, who are all teachers and mentors in their culture and art, offer a unique perspective on their djugun (country) and all are dedicated to creating work that inspires the Indigenous youth of the northern rivers to reconnect to their culture.

The opening night is on Friday March 21 at Bangalow A&I Hall, beginning at 5.30pm. All works will be for sale with all proceeds going directly to the artists.

The exhibition will run until March 30 inclusive. See opening times at artsnorthernrivers.com.au.


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