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January 21, 2022

Art Market Celebrates Bundjalung Culture

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Art on Bundjalung Market. Artwork by stallholder, Kylie Caldwell. Photograph by Kate Holmes

Art, celebrating the creative and cultural heritage of the Bundjalung region.

The free family event showcases authentic Indigenous artwork and a chance to meet the makers. Works feature traditional and contemporary materials including weaving, ceramics, carving, photography and painting and textiles.

The line-up of creatives includes Kay Lee Williams and Jugan Dandii who make wearable art and homewares, Nan & I, SOPHT Studio and Clarence Valley Artists present a stunning range of ceramic works, and Kristina Davis, Jenny Fraser, Clinton Roberts, Raelene Mirindo and Tracey Estridge, and artists from Amarina Gallery and The North Lismore Plateau Protection Association are offering original paintings, prints and photographs.

There is also a collection of beautiful Indigenous designed and themed jewellery from Rosie Vesper, Rouline Ferguson and Jill Rock Designs. Connection City, Toys Change Lives and Yidabal Galii Maa have sculptural works and traditional crafts for sale, including coolamons, boomerangs, didgeridoos and hand-painted wooden toys.

Casino’s Wake Up Time group will be host a weaving workshop and have a stall selling garments, jewellery, bags, wall hangings and more.

The event features a Welcome to Country, and there will be live music from Uncle Billy Smith, Jason Sines, Kerry Mcleay and Sione Senior with Sione, Sisosaia, Sislilia and Mafileo. Enjoy dance performances from Nini Nahri Gali and Deadly Bunarhms, didgeridoo performances, delicious native food stalls featuring Currie Country, Bakarindi and Natural Ice Cream Australia, plus face painting and kids activities.

Celebrate the cultural heritage of the Bundjalung region at Lismore’s Quadrangle on Saturday, December 18, from 10am to 4pm. For more info visit artonbundjalung.com.

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