Spirit of a nation on show

The winner of last years Our Spirit Our Country Bundjalung Art Award was this painting Morning Moon Nimbin Rocks by Nimbin artist Burri Jerome.

The National Parks and Wildlife Services annual Our Spirit Our Country Bundjalung Art Award will be opened this Saturday, June 3, at the Lismore Regional Gallery.

The award has drawn over 100 entries from Aboriginal artists near and far, and according to Lismore Regional Gallery director, Steven Alderton, includes a rich and colourful range of works.

This is chance to show and promote the enormous wealth of Aboriginal talent we have in the region, and there is a great diversity and depth to the works, he said. The paintings give people a window into local Aboriginal culture and creativity.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service will present four awards on the day a $2000 open prize, a $1000 3D award, a $1000 collaborative award for indigenous and non-indigenous artists working together, and a $500 youth award.

The presentation begins at 10.30am.

A book on the interactions between Europeans and Bundjalung people, Bundjalung Jugun (or Bundjalung Country) will also be launched on the day.

The Our Spirit Our Country Bundjalung Art Award will remain on show until June 24.


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