Karla Dickens work exhibiting in The Year of the Apology exhibitionNorthern Rivers Indigenous artists respond to the apology.

Don’t miss this historic exhibition from 28 May – 29 June 2008, at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery, 44 Cherry Street, Ballina. Open: Wed–Sun 10am – 4pm

The Year of The Apology is a landmark exhibition for Indigenous artists in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Artwork featured has a personal reference to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Apology to the Stolen Generations, on behalf of the newly elected Labor Government, on the 13th February 2008, and to the theme of reconciliation within Australia

The exhibition includes artwork from over 50 Indigenous artists from the Northern Rivers. Frances Belle Parker, a local artist herself, has curated this exhibition as part of her new role as Indigenous Arts Development Officer for Arts Northern Rivers.

This exhibition is part of Arts Northern Rivers’ Indigenous Arts Development Project. It has been supported by the Australian Government through the National Arts & Craft Industry Support Program of the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage & the Arts, and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Arts Northern Rivers is supported by the seven councils of the Northern Rivers.

Opening 6pm Wednesday 28 May, 2008 at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery.

Welcome to country at 6.30pm by Aunty Bertha Kapeen.
To be opened by Djon Mundine OAM, Indigenous Curator – Contemporary Art, Cambelltown Art Centre.

Venue: Northern Rivers Community Gallery, 44 Cherry Street Ballina. 02 6681 6167
For more info contact Frances Belle Parker on 0414 847 288 or Arts Northern Rivers on 02 66288120.