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Art on Bundjalung – call out to Indigenous artists

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There is a call going out to Indigenous artists that have a strong connection to the Bundjalung region to join in the Art on Bundjalung Market on Saturday, June 1.

A feature of the market is bringing Aboriginal people together to connect socially, foster participation and cultural exchange and build the capacity, health and wellbeing of emerging Aboriginal artists through various art forms.

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‘The market provides a space for everyone to share stories and understand the interconnected relationship between Aboriginal culture and art,’ explained Sarah Bolt, senior project officer for Arts Northern Rivers.

‘It will be a place where visitors can meet the artists, talk to them, and explore the rich Bundjalung art traditions that are imbued with the language, history, culture and ethos of the oldest living culture in the world.’

The large-scale art market will take place at The Quad in Lismore and is welcoming a mix of established and emerging artists and collectives employing traditional and contemporary materials including weaving, ceramics, carving, photography, painting and textiles. You can book a stall up until May 20.

‘This is a unique opportunity for artists with a connection to Bundjalung country to showcase and sell their work to the broader community in a special and unique event for our region,’ said Arts Northern Rivers’ executive director, Peter Wood.

The Art On Bundjalung Market is a free event for people in the community that will begin with a Welcome to Country, dancing from the Nini Nahri-Gali Dance Troupe and include local music and weaving circles. 

For more information or to book a stall, visit Art on Bundjalung Country

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