Gunnawannabe an artist

Therell be a workshop for Indigenous artists at Gunnawannabe (a gallery and learning centre at 18 Union Street in South Lismore) facilitated by Indigenous artists Jenny Fraser and Fiona Foley, and Indigenous curator Djon Mundine OAM, on Friday, February 16.

The workshop coincides with the opening of a new exhibition I SawThe Sun East Coast which showcases the significance of water and waterways to Aboriginal people. It opens at the Lismore Regional Gallery on Friday, February 16, at 5.30pm.

In the workshop, the curator of the exhibition, Djon Mundine, a Bundjalung man, will speak about the story of Aboriginal art and what it means to create contemporary art as an indigenous person today.

Jenny Fraser, also from the Bundjalung nation, is one of Australias most established digital media artists who founded and curates Cybertribe an Indigenous online gallery that aims to encourage the production and exhibition of Indigenous art with a focus on the digital.

Fiona Foley is a painter, printmaker, photographer, sculptor, installation artist, writer and community activist, whose work is greatly influenced by her Badtjala heritage and history.

All three speakers will give practical advice to artists on how to develop and sell their artwork.

After the workshop, artists can visit the Lismore Regional Gallery for the opening of I Saw The Sun East Coast at 5:30pm.

The workshop will run from 2-4.35pm.

To register phone Melitta Firth on 6628 8120.

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