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INDIGENOUS ARTISTS CELEBRATED IN MURRU EXHIBITION AT GRIFFITH REGIONAL ART GALLERY

Griffith Regional Art Gallery, together with Western Riverina Arts invites the Griffith community to the opening of Murru - an exhibition of recent works by local Indigenous artists, on Wednesday, 14 November at 12pm.

Murru is the third in a series of highly successful collaborations by the Art Gallery with Western Riverina Arts and the local Aboriginal community.

This exhibition follows Murrumbidgee Marramara in 2016 and Warangesda: Deep Waters with National Parks and Wildlife Services in 2017.

Like these earlier exhibitions, Murru was preceded by a series of quality workshops in various medium presented by Griffith Regional Art Gallery for local Aboriginal artists. Works created by individual artists and as group projects during the workshops will be exhibited, alongside works by other established local Indigenous artists.

Regional Development Officer, Derek Motion says the aim of this exhibition is to provide an opportunity to celebrate the creativity and cultural engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in the region.

“This ongoing project presents the work of our local Aboriginal artists in a major regional art gallery, showcasing it to the wider community. It builds on the work done in the last two years, helping to build skills in new mediums,” he said.

“And we also hope that as in previous years the project will encourage younger artists to get involved and to create new work.”

Griffith Regional Art Gallery Coordinator, Ray Wholohan said, “We aim to represent the diversity of our community and artistic practice in our region, and to celebrate the contribution local Indigenous artists make to our region’s diverse cultural landscape.”

“The Western Riverina is one of the most culturally diverse in Australia and it is very important to celebrate the vibrant and dynamic artistic endeavours of our First Nations peoples. For the opening of Murru we are hosting a community BBQ and celebration on Wednesday 14 November. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend,” Mr Wholohan said 

Murru will open at Griffith Regional Art Gallery on Wednesday, 14 November at 12pm. For further information, please contact the Gallery on 6962 8338.

Griffith Regional Art Gallery is located at 167 Banna Avenue, Griffith. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Friday 10am to 5pm and weekends from 11am to 2pm.

Griffith Regional Art Gallery is a cultural facility of Griffith City Council and is proudly sponsored by McWilliams Family Winemakers.

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