Keep Country well
This small exhibition gives an insight into the strength and resilience of the custodians of the land we live and work on, the Biripi and Worimi people.
This community continues to be deeply involved in what has been called the ‘cultural renaissance’ in the south-east of Australia – a groundswell of interest in and revival in Aboriginal cultural practices such as the creation of canoes, weapons, tools and weaving baskets, speaking language, performing ceremonies and caring for Country.
As Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones has observed – “this region is commonly recognised as ground zero within Aboriginal colonial history, Kooris are dogged with stale one-liners about the loss of culture. Culture was damaged but not destroyed. Our fires have not gone out, they are still burning – sometimes just embers mixed with memories but with the guidance of our elders and the enthusiasm of many, the fires are being stoked and the south-east is alight.”
The works and stories presented captures this deep connection to Country, and the passion for community members to share this knowledge.
Open Tuesday to Saturday - 10am to 5pm
Closed Sunday (until further notice)