NAIDOC 2018: Arts and Heritage from our Collection
NAIDOC 2018: Arts and Heritage from our Collection features the works from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists held in the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum collection; as well as a selection of images from our Heritage collection; works and stories we hold in trust. Artists include: Jarrod Beezley (Kabi Kabi/Bundjalung), Michael and Celeste Blackman (Gurang),Patricia Coleman (Bailai [Byellee]), Robin Cowburn (Waka Waka), Allen Craigie (Wangkamanal Kaantju), Pamela Croft (Kooma/Yuwaalaraay), Yindimiw Carli De Greer (Wiraduri), James (Ghymimi) Hurley (Gooreng Gooreng), Ron Hurley (Gooreng Gooreng), Daisy Napaltjarri Jugadai (Pintupi/Luritja/Walpiri), Tasman Kleingeld (Walmajarri Walpirri), Andrea Nungarrarji Martin (Walpiri), Irene Entata Mbitjana (Aranda/Luritja), Kim Miller (Noombi, Butjdilla), Mudjile Mimi [Charles ISAACS] (Ku Ku Yalangy), Marjorie Mungulu (Djingun), Robyn Mungulu (Djingun), Narputta Nangala (Pintupi/Pitjantjatjara), Ada Bird Petyarre (Anmatyerre), Gloria Petyarre (Anmatyerre), Rosemary Petyarre (Pitjara) (Anmatyerre), Sammy Pitjara (Aranda), Lena Pula (Pwerle) (Anmatyerre), Rosie Pulerle (Pwerle) Anmatyerre), Kelli Salam (Gooreng Gooreng), Coral Southee (Birrigubba), Judy Watson (Waanyi) and Belynda (Bindi) Waugh (Iman/Bundjalung).
Also on display are works by young people in the community who have been attending headspace Gladstone and Roseberry Qld’s NAIDOC Art Workshop, led by local Aboriginal artist Patricia Coleman (Bailai). Each painting has been created using totems and their meaning to Aboriginal people as a focal point. The workshop was developed to introduce the students to Aboriginal art and culture, and to promote and celebrate NAIDOC in the Gladstone Region community.
During our Official Launch, 6pm Monday 9 July 2018 there will be traditional Torres Strait Island dance, performed by local dancers, and Welcome to Country by Aunty Neola Savage – Gooreng Gooreng Elder.
This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is Because of her, we can!. NAIDOC Week 2018 celebrates the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made - and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.