First Australians' day
The new Indigenous art gallery in Alstonville, Quotidian & Quixotic, currently has a special exhibition on display over this Australia Day period.
The exhibition, Lest We Forget, showcases the work of Bundjalung and Antwengerrp artists in a bright, spacious gallery.
“We called this exhibition Lest We Forget because Australia Day is a difficult day for most Indigenous people and even for myself (a non-Indigenous person) because it was the beginning of the end for a lot of people,” gallery manager Justine Barratt said. “These people fought for their country, people and lifestyle like white Australia has in its wars. The title is appropriate. This exhibition is an accessible way to start understanding the Indigenous culture.”
The exhibition features the work of local artists like Penny Evans, Michael Philp and Karla Dickens as well as artworks from Atnwengerrp (approximately 280 kms north east of Alice Springs), including works by the famous Pwerle sisters.
Quotidian & Quixotic, at 74 Main St, Alstionville, is open Wednesdays to Sundays, 10am-2pm.