Lynne Mowbray |
There were celebrations in Yamba on Saturday, for the official opening of the JABIRU Gallery, the Clarence Valley’s First Peoples art gallery.
The JABIRU Gallery is an initiative of CRANES Community Support Programs Yamba, to acknowledge and showcase the creative artworks of the Clarence Valley’s First People artists.
Those attending were treated to a glass of bubbly along with an array of bush tucker inspired canapés.
Yaegl elder Aunty Lillian Williams who gave the welcome to country expressed the importance of what country means to them.
“It’s important to teach our little ones what country is all about and about our beautiful river running out to the sea,” Aunty Lillian said.
“There is so much talent amongst our people and (the art works displayed at this gallery) will be an eye opener to everyone who comes here,” she said.
The JABIRU Gallery is located at 31 Coldstream Street, Yamba.
For more information contact CRANES on 6642 7257.