As National Reconciliation Week 2020 comes to a close we’d like to extend our deepest congratulations to Bundjalung curator Djon Mundine for being awarded the prestigious Red Ochre Award, granted by the Australia Council for the Arts. This award is for outstanding lifetime achievement in the arts and their contribution to the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, both nationally and internationally.
Djon has worked with the Gallery on numerous occasions and was the curator of our opening exhibition in the new gallery, Four Women: (I Do Belong) Double. Whenever we work with Djon he brings an incredible amount of incisiveness to the project, but also he brings a great level of joy – and many, many laughs. Congratulations Djon on this incredibly deserving award.
Featuring artists: Brook Andrew, Tony Clark, Peter Cooley, Geoffrey Hannah, Deborah Kelly, Belem Lett, Jennifer Leahy, Danie Mellor, Marc Newson, Técha Noble & Romance Was Born, Joan Ross, Justin Shoulder, Renjie Teoh, Esme Timbery, Jenny Watson and Louise Zhang
Take a virtual tour based on the actual installation of RocoColonial at Lismore Regional Gallery, which was produced in light of the exhibition’s early closure due to Covid-19.
An artist-initiated project by Gary Carsley. Artist & Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Art & Design UNSW. RocoColonial is a partnership project developed and presented by Hazelhurst Arts Centre and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.