Being the first week of July, it is NAIDOC week, a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.
The Gordon Gallery will mark the occasion with an exhibition of artwork by students and local indigenous artists. The exhibition runs next week from Monday 14 July to Friday 18 July, 10am until 4pm daily. An opening evening will held on Wednesday 16 July from 6 – 8pm, and all are welcome. Drinks & nibbles provided, no RSVP required.
And don’t forget the excellent 3-part series Art + Soul exploring the work of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists presented by curator Hetti Perkins (Tuesday evenings, July 8, 15 and 22 from 8.30 pm on ABC1). If you missed the first program last night, you can catch up with it on iview for the next couple of weeks. It is genuinely engaging, poignant and inspiring in equal measure and offers a real insight into the art practice of indigenous artists, showing how their work is informed by the past as much as the present.