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Red Heart of Australia

Sun 26 March - Sun 30 April

Red Heart of Australia is an exhibition showcasing eight paintings of national importance created by Aboriginal artists from across Central Australia united by the colour red.

These precious works from the National Museum of Australia’s collection show how the colour red expresses relationships to Country, family, ritual and spirituality. It’s the colour of the desert, the giant rock Uluru in central Australia, and the colour of a blazing sunset over the water.

The exhibition was presented as part of a cultural exchange program by the National Museum of Australia with the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing in 2021.

Image credit: Ronnie Tjampitkinpa, Untitled painting of concentric rectangles 1996. paint on canvas, 1260 x 2460cm.

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Sun 26 March
Sun 30 April
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Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street
Cowra, NSW 2794 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.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

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