Indigenous Artists Invited to Showcase Work at Prestigious Currawa Crossing Exhibition

Indigenous artists hailing from the picturesque Riverina and Murray regions are poised to showcase their exceptional talents at the revered Currawa Crossing exhibition in 2024. Held at the esteemed Corowa Art Space, this event promises to be a celebration of cultural richness and artistic innovation.

Running from May 24th to July 14th, 2024, the exhibition coincides with both National Reconciliation Week and National NAIDOC Week, offering a significant platform to honor and celebrate the profound history, culture, and artistic achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within the region.

Federation Council Mayor, Cr Patrick Bourke, expressed profound enthusiasm, stating, “We eagerly anticipate the participation of artists from across the broader Riverina and Murray regions to commemorate Indigenous art, storytelling, and culture. Council is committed to making this exhibition an annual affair, recognizing the abundance of talent in our midst.”

He added, “The Currawa Crossing exhibition presents a unique opportunity for art enthusiasts to acquire authentic Aboriginal art while supporting local artists. In an era where counterfeit artworks and AI-generated imitations proliferate, it’s crucial to champion genuine artistic expressions. Last year’s exhibition dazzled with contemporary works from Riverina-based artists like Owen Lyons, Elijah Ingram, and Sonia Undy, and we anticipate another spectacular showcase this year!”

For artists eager to participate, artwork drop-off locations and deadlines are as follows:

May 9th: Kerri Weymouth Art Studio and Gallery, 25-27 Brolga Place, Coleambally NSW.

May 9th: Western Riverina Arts Offices, Leeton Museum and Gallery, 27-33 Chelmsford Pl, Leeton NSW.

May 9th: Griffith Regional Art Gallery, 167 Banna Ave, Griffith NSW.

May 10th: Murray Arts Offices, Suite 107, Level 1, T&G Building via AMP Lane, 553 Dean Street, Albury NSW. Entrance and Intercom are via the door to the left of DASH Coffee & Cake.

May 20th: Federation Council, Corowa Civic Centre, 100 Edward Street, Corowa NSW.

This exhibition provides a golden opportunity for indigenous artists to share their unique perspectives and contribute to the rich tapestry of indigenous artistry within the region. Let the vibrant hues of your creativity shine as we celebrate the cultural heritage and artistic diversity of the Riverina and Murray regions at the Currawa Crossing exhibition.

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