Sun Water Paint

This painting by Ian Abdulla is part of the exhibition I Saw The Sun East Coast opening soon at Lismore Regional Gallery.

I Saw The Sun East Coast is an exhibition by six contemporary indigenous artists that considers the significance of water and waterways to Aboriginal people. It opens at Lismore Regional Gallery on Friday, February 16, and runs until March 17.

The artists are Fiona Foley, Ian Abdulla, Vincent Serico, Jenny Fraser, Francis Belle Parker and Digby Moran.

The exhibition deals with the indigenous peoples relationship with the land and water.

It is my country, and I am part of it. It gave birth to me, said curator of the exhibition Djon Mundine OAM. All life begins in the east or arrives with the sun from the east and most Aboriginal creation stories begin with the sunrise.

I Saw The Sun East Coast will be opened by Djon Mundine, curator and Bundjalung man, on Friday, February 16, from 5.30-8pm.

Entertainment will be provided by the Widjibul Dancers and the Widjibul Jahgoon band. Therell be a floor talk by Djon Mundine on Saturday, February 17, at 11am.


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