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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 15,000+ 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 NPWS Hartley Visitor Centre building, 51 Old Great Western Highway (just 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.
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 consignment.
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 0411 451 776 or email@example.com
IMAGES by Carolyn Hide/ Cazeil Creative.
The gallery is open 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Sunday (closed for lunch 1-2pm). Closed Mondays, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Location: NPWS Hartley Visitor Centre, 51 Old Great Western Highway (just off the Great Western Highway) 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