Noongar Country 2021 | Power and Healing: Now
Location Lower Gallery
From Saturday 26 June 2021 - 10:00am
To Sunday 22 August 2021 - 04:00pm
Healing Country is the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Observance Committee theme for NAIDOC Week 2021. BRAG’s Noongar Country 2021 theme embraces this with Power and Healing: Now.
Power and Healing: Now invites contemporary Aboriginal artists living on Noongar Boodja to explore themes around the Aboriginal concept of Country and how it relates to healing, power structures, history, memory and justice.
The Noongar Country Exhibition is an annual highlight in the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery calendar. The exhibition opening coincides with NAIDOC week and is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the rich history, diverse culture and achievement of all First Nation people. The exhibition showcases work from established and emerging indigenous artists living and working on Noongar country and it will include the work of children from the south west region. Noongar Country provides an opportunity for all members of the Noongar community, regardless of age or experience, to be part of an exciting art event. It is a true celebration of community.
The City of Bunbury offers a major prize of $7500 and two additional Highly Commended prizes of $1000 each. These prizes will be announced at the opening event. In addition, a $500 Viewers’ Choice prize will be awarded at the end of the exhibition.
The Noongar Country Exhibition is also an opportunity for artists to be included in the City of Bunbury Art Collection. This ensures that artists from the Noongar community are represented in the Collection for many years to come.