26 July - 24 September 2018


The Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place presents 4 new exhibitions on the 26th July at 12.00 pm. The first is an exhibition entitled Border Stories by Jai Walker, Tania Walker and Noel Caldwell. The second in the local Artist’s Boutique is entitled Borderlines by Tyler Stackman. The third is a photographic exhibition entitled Boundary Maps. The final exhibition is entitled Cross Border Artefacts. 
Border Stories are a collection of artworks from three exceptional artists from Casino, NSW. Jai Walker is a Bundjalung artist who is inspired by his family, friends and culture. Noel Kenneth Caldwell, also known as Charlie, lives and paints in Casino. Charlie has been painting since he was 15 and draws his inspiration from his Aboriginal heritage. Tania Walker comes from the Bundjalung nation. She developed her own unique style by combining contemporary and traditional methods to create her works which include bold colours and images of bush food, native animals and dots. 
The second exhibition is entitled Borderlines by Tyler Stackman. Tyler is a young Dunghutti man who skilfully combines traditional dots with the fine technique of cross hatching. Tyler also adds other traditional designs such as handprints to indicate the traditional Aboriginal men’s role in hunting native animals. These skills are displayed in this exhibition.

The photographic exhibition is entitled Boundary Maps. This exhibition will include four maps combined together to create a picture of Australia and the various Indigenous tribal nation groups. These maps were published in 1974 and were drawn up by anthropologist Norman B. Tindale. The drawings illustrate Tindale’s interpretation of Aboriginal Australia. All his original research is held at the South Australian Museum.
Cross Border Artefacts are artefacts from the Tingha Collection and were used by Australian Aboriginals across NSW. The exhibit consists of 19 artefacts from 12 towns around the state. The towns include Wellington, Sandy Beach, Moree, Armidale and Orange. There are also artefacts on display that originate from Gularganbone, Gilgandra, Bourke, Kempsey, Barraba, Eugowie and the Hunter Valley regions.

The exhibitions will be on display until the 24th September.The public is welcome to come and view the exhibitions.

Workshops

Art and cultural workshops are available for groups of 15 or more people at only $3.30 per person per hour. Advance booking is essential. Activities for all ages are available.

 

Art Gallery

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