Unity is an exhibition of artworks by local Aboriginal Artists, celebrating the diverse and unique range of artists, backgrounds and artforms in the border and north east region.
Unity celebrated the diverse and unique range of Aboriginal Artists, backgrounds and artforms in the Border and North East region. Unity represented bringing the community together through art. The exhibition featured an array of traditional and contemporary artworks, artefacts and jewellery. The launch featured a Welcome to Country by Wiradjuri Elders – Aunty Nancy Rooke and Darren Wighton, with traditional dancing by the Yarrabah Dance group and storytelling by Walter Melrose.
The Unity Exhibition at Corowa Artspace coincided with NAIDOC week, which acknowledges and celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Aboriginal Artists Network is a partnership between Murray Arts and local Aboriginal Artists to provide support and professional development opportunities for Aboriginal Artists living within the Murray Arts region.
'Unity' was an initiative of Murray Arts, in partnership with Corowa Shire Council with support from Arts NSW.
Image credit: Murray Arts 'Our Seas' by Marlene Plunkett