Our Stories Our Voices
Murray Arts is delighted to present Our Stories | Our Voices
Our Stories | Our Voices engaged well known Aboriginal author Dr Anita Heiss to collect and tell the stories of our local Aboriginal Artists. These stories have now been beautifully collated into a full-colour, perfect bound publication. A limited number of copies of Our Stories | Our Voices are now available for purchase at Burraja Arts.
'This region has a rich culture of Aboriginal history and today the artists and artworks in our community are representative of a huge range of Nations and artforms.
Murray Arts has been working in partnership with local Aboriginal artists since 2011 to provide a strategic and sustainable approach to Aboriginal Arts Development.
We are extremely grateful to the 15 artists who participated in this project, shared their stories and artworks and who continue to be strong leaders in our community. Our Stories: Our Voices is a snapshot of the extraordinary contribution these artists make to the rich artistic landscape of our Murray region.'
Karen Gardner, General Manager Murray Arts
'What I found while interviewing individuals was not only a sense of community, but a desire to share knowledge and a passion for influencing a broader audience. Their artwork is for personal and community enjoyment and healing, for teaching others about Aboriginal cultural practices and for bringing people together.
They are creating because they love what they do.'
Dr Anita Heiss, Wiradjuri Nation
Art keeps our culture alive.
'Art is rich in history and everyone has their own story to tell. Murray Arts has opened up a world of opportunities for established and new artists in this region. Being involved in the process of this publication has been an honour. I am excited about the outcome of this publication, for Murray Arts and our participating artists.'
Maggih Coates Ganai / Dhudhuroa Nations, Aboriginal Arts Development Officer Murray Arts
Our Stories Our Voices
Murray Arts was successful in securing funding from Charles Sturt University Partnerships Program and the NSW Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund for the project Our Stories | Our Voices.
Burraja Arts is located at Murray Arts,Gateway Island 44-46 Lincoln Causeway Wodonga VIC 3690
Image credit : detail of Gudylin Ancestral Time 2015 Darren Wighton cover image 'Our Stories Our Voices' published 2016, photo Paul Temple