Join us to celebrate the opening of this exhibition exploring the history of Aboriginal people of the Newcastle area and tracing their stories, culture and their intrinsic relationship with the land. The exhibition will also include the launch of Professor John Maynard’s new book, Callaghan, the University of Newcastle, Whose Traditional Land?.
Place of Sea Ferns
Exhibition opening and book launch Wednesday 6 May at 6pm
with a special welcome performance by Ray Kelly Jnr.
Exhibition dates: 6 - 30 May 2015
Original artifacts, flora and fauna will accompany early images by European artists, and will set the scene as the exhibition follows the history and development of Newcastle from an Aboriginal perspective. Photographs will also mark the ever-changing contemporary landscapes within the community.
This exhibition is a part of a series of events celebrating the University of Newcastle’s 50th anniversary, and is presented in association with The Wollotuka Institute: a leader in Indigenous education at the University of Newcastle.
Please join us to celebrate at the opening. Entry is free, all are welcome and refreshments will be served.
Your RSVP is appreciated, phone 02 49215255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Snelgar's exhibition Ngurrampa (dreaming) will also be in the Senta Taft-Hendry Museum (below the University Gallery) until Saturday 10th May
Andrew Snelgar creates traditional forms and fuctional objects inscribed with contemporary imagery. The traditional forms hold individual stories originating from the Ngemba tribe, with the context connecting to the ocean and the land where animals and fish are harvested.
Andrew Snelgar is an Aboriginal artist from the Ngemba people whose lands are in the western region of New South Wales.
Image: Andrew Snelgar, three miru (spearthrowers): Eagle & Crow, Lore Circles, Waa Wauy (Rainbow Serpent).