Heritage of art

THE Bunbury Regional Art Galleries’ premier Indigenous visual arts exhibition, Noongar Country 2013, opens this Friday at 7pm.

Coinciding with NAIDOC week, the exhibition runs until August 25.

“Noongar art is so different to every other style of Indigenous art due to historical factors that began with colonisation,” Noongar community cultural development officer at the gallery, Sandra Hill said.

“The contemporary style that Noongar artist’s use today is a direct result of white intervention back in the ‘mission’ days when we were removed from our land and from our traditional culture.”

The exhibition is a showcase of the talent and the diversity of art making practices, with artists coming spanning the South West, Peel, Wheat Belt and Great Sothern regions.

For details contact Sandra Hill on 9791 1413 or at shill@brag.org.au

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