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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Guwayu: For all time


3 May – 28 July 2024 at Mudgee Arts Precinct. This powerful exhibition of First Nations artists illuminates and honours the past we have inherited and looks to the future we will leave behind.

Curated by Mudgee-based Wiradjuri woman (and Arts OutWest Aboriginal Arts Development Officer), Aleshia Lonsdale, Guwayu: for all time will showcase the meta-temporal nature of Australia’s history where the past, present and future exist together.

The exhibition will examine dispossession, Indigenous activism, organisation and resistance, marking hugely significant events for Aboriginal people, including the declaration of martial law in 1824 and the launch of Australia’s first united and politically organised Aboriginal activist group, the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association (AAPA) in 1924. By walking backwards into the future, Guwayu: for all time lays bare intergenerational trauma whilst celebrating the resilience, strength and aspirations of First Nations’ peoples.

The exhibition will contain works by some of Australia’s most renowned First Nations artists including Tony Albert, Nicole Chaffey, Jo Clancy, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Karla Dickens, Blak Douglas, Fiona Foley, Juanita MacLaughlan, Danie Mellor, Vincent Namatjira, Joel Sherwood Spring, Jason Wing and Judy Watson.

Opening 6:00pm Friday 3 May 2024
Mudgee Arts Precinct
90 Market Street Mudgee NSW

Mudgee Arts Precinct is open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm. Entry is free.

IMAGE: Karla Dickens Assimilated warriors II  2014 © the artist