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Exhibition opening- Barney Ellaga: The Last Song Man

Fri 15 September at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Please join us for the opening at 6pm, Friday 15 September 2023, by Bradley Hammond, Director Orange Regional Gallery.

Join Mike Mitchell, the exhibition curator for a talk in the Gallery Theatre at 11:00am on Saturday 16 September 2023. Limited Capacity. Please book separately for the talk here.

Barney Ellaga was the ‘Tjungayi’ or cultural policeman for the Alawa people of Central Arnhem Land. In a society with no written records, cultural information was handed down verbally to an appropriate recipient. With his sons predeceasing him and with no one achieving an appropriate level of initiation to receive this information, the line of succession, after many tens of thousands of years, stopped with him.

Exhibition dates: 16 September – 12 November, 2023

Exhibition opening- Barney Ellaga: The Last Song Man Tickets, Fri 15/09/2023 at 6:00 pm | Eventbrite

Image detail: Barney Ellaga, Marlgarunyi, 2003 acrylic on linen, 88 x 128cm


Fri 15 September
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:


Local government area
Visual arts
EVENT IMAGE credits (artist and/or photographer).
Barney Ellaga, Marlgarunyi


Orange Regional Gallery
149 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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