Connecting and healing through art – the exciting culmination of the Art on Bundjalung Project is now on display at Lismore Regional Gallery. Please go along and take a look at this vibrant exhibition and perhaps buy an artwork to brighten your medical centre’s walls.
Watch the opening night highlights video below:
The project, delivered through NCPHN and managed by NCPHN’s Sarah Bolt, began earlier this year and was initiated by Dr Marion Tait and Dr Andrew Binns, two GPs with a passion for improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people through art.
NCPHN, Arts Northern Rivers, Lismore Regional Art Gallery, Bulgarr Ngaru and UCRH North Coast were sponsors of the inaugural Art on Bundjalung Country project.
The aim of the project was to engage with our Aboriginal community through the creation of art. Eight art workshops run by skilled facilitators across the Bundjalung Nation provided a safe space to connect with culture and country and engage in meaningful activity.
The workshops gave Aboriginal community members with training in basket weaving, ceramics and painting.
The Art on Bundjalung Country exhibition was officially opened on Friday December 8 by NCPHN’sChief Executive Dr Vahid Saberi. More than 100 members of the community gathered to celebrate the opening, take in the two rooms of paintings, weaving and ceramics and enjoy the performance of young Aboriginal dancers.
Dr Saberi has pledged continuing support for the Art on Bundjalung Country project. At the opening he told the audience that the project would become bigger and better over time.
Art on Bundjalung Country runs from December 9 through until February 11, 2018 at the new Lismore Regional Gallery. Find out more about the exhibition at: issuu.com/lismoreregionalgallery/docs/lrg_6m-program
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