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A Cultural Feast
Black Art White Walls is a new exhibition showcasing a collection of 60 diverse indigenous works of art at Caloundra Regional Gallery. The collection includes paintings on canvas, linen, bark, and paper, as well as sculpture, wood carvings and artefacts.
Curated by Djon Mundine OAM, the exhibition contains indigenous art from the personal collection of Adrian and Anne Newstead whilst working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists over the past three decades.
Although the exhibition has been open since the 20th January, the official opening is on Saturday 23rd January 2016 from 10.30am and will be a unique cultural feast for the senses. See indigenous artist, Lyndon Davis, perform a 'Welcome to Country' and smoking ceremony. Listen to collection owner, Adrian Newstead, as he conducts an exclusive guided exhibition tour of the art works. This will be followed by an informative talk identifying the ten most important Aboriginal artists of the Australian Aboriginal art movement.
Alister Bartholomew will also perform music and cultural storytelling. In particular, Alister will perform traditional songs from the Torres Strait including storytelling, interactive Torres Strait song and dance performances, and demonstrate the use of cultural artefacts (drum and kulap).
The Black Art White Walls exhibition will be on at the Caloundra Regional Gallery until Sunday, February 28, 2016. Register online here.