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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Aboriginal art exhibition for International Women’s Day

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Opens 11am 8 March 2023 at Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Gallery.

In celebration of International Women’s Day an exhibition called Guyulgang Yinaagirbang (Strong women) will open at the Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery at Hartley Historic Site.

The exhibition of artworks and crafts celebrates the strength and diversity of female Aboriginal artists from the Central West.

The exhibition opens as a special International Women’s Day event at 11am on Wednesday 8 March to be opened by Cr Maree Statham, Mayor Lithgow City Council and Aleshia Lonsdale, Aboriginal Arts Development Officer, Arts OutWest.

Work will range from weaving, painting and jewellery to sound and digital artworks.

The Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery is located in the National Parks and Wildlife Service Building at 50 Old Great Western Highway, Hartley (10 minutes east of Lithgow). The gallery is a partnership between Arts OutWest, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Department of Environment and Heritage.

The gallery is open Tuesdays-Sundays and receives more than 8000 visitors a year. Work by local Aboriginal painters, weavers, designers, jewellers and photographers from across the NSW Central West is shown and for sale in rotating exhibitions in the gallery space.

To RSVP to the opening call Hartley NPWS Visitor Centre directly on 02 6355 2117.

The gallery is open 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Sunday (closed for lunch 1-2pm). Closed Mondays, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.