Regional Arts Development Central West NSW
KEW-Y-AHN ABORIGINAL GALLERY
A gallery exhibiting and selling work of Aboriginal artists of Central West NSW located at Hartley Historic Site.

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Kew-Y-Ahn is a gallery exhibiting work of Aboriginal artists of Central West NSW, located at Hartley Historic Site east of Lithgow.

The project is a partnership between Arts OutWest, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Department of Environment and Heritage.

Work by Aboriginal painters, weavers, designers, jewellers and photographers from across the NSW Central West is represented in rotating exhibitions in the gallery space.

The gallery receives 8000+ visitors a year.

Artworks are curated by Aboriginal Arts Development Officer Aleshia Lonsdale. National Parks manages the space and sales.

The gallery spreads over two rooms in the 1860s era Farmers Inn building and has been fitted with professional lighting and gallery hanging systems.

History has it that ‘Kew-Y-Ahn’ was the first word spoken by Aboriginal people to European explorers as they arrived in the Hartley area. The name was chosen in consultation with Mingaan Aboriginal Corporation.

Visit the gallery

Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Gallery is in the Farmers Inn (NPWS Hartley Visitor Centre) building, old Bathurst Road, off the Great Western Highway at Hartley.

Call Hartley 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.

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Exhibit in the gallery

Are you an Aboriginal artist, at any point of your career?

Do you create: Textiles: bags, kids clothes, beanies, scarfs, headbands and hairclips, hand screened tea towels, knitted items, handmade textiles. Nature fibre work: weaving, bowls or patters, bags, woven animals; Artwork, prints or greeting cards; Jewellery: ear rings, beading, bracelets, brooches; or perhaps pottery, buttons and badges, handmade toy animals, carved wood items, candles, giftware…

Set your own prices, get paid for your work. Items are sold on commission

Whilst we exhibit all kinds of work the most popular items with visitors are smaller items priced from $5 to $100.

We can host your solo or group exhibitions in the front gallery space. New exhibitors welcome.

For inquiries about exhibiting at the gallery contact Aboriginal Arts Development Officer Aleshia Lonsdale on 0428 041 108 or alonsdale@csu.edu.au

A Lonsdale headshot by A Wisser
Aleshia Lonsdale
Aboriginal Arts Development Officer
The gallery is open 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Sunday (closed for lunch 1-2pm). Closed Mondays, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Location: Farmers Inn (NPWS Hartley Visitor Centre) building, old Bathurst Road, off the Great Western Highway at Hartley (10 minutes east of Lithgow)

When: since 2013

Arts OutWest curation of the gallery funded via the Australia Government’s IVAIS (Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support)

Partnering with: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Department of Environment and Heritage.

Curator: Aleshia Lonsdale