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Welcome to the home of Art On Bundjalung Market!
Following on from the success of the inaugural Art On Bundjalung Market held in Lismore 2019, Arts Northern Rivers is proud to announce it will be working with Bundjalung artists, local councils and community partners to deliver two markets in 2021.
Celebrate the creative cultural heritage of the region at the upcoming Art On Bundjalung Markets held in Kyogle and Lismore.
2021 market dates and details to be announced soon.
Image | Kylie Caldwell (Bundjalung/ Gamilaroi), Bloodlines #1 (detail), 2017.
Bag woven with black dyed raffia over native Buchie Rush (Baumea Rubiginosa) and red raffia, white cockatoo and emu feathers.
ART ON BUNDJALUNGMARKET 2019
ART ON BUNDJALUNGMARKET 2019
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ABOUT THE ART ON BUNDJALUNG PROJECT
Art on Bundjulung Country began in 2017 as a way to provide opportunities for Aboriginal people across Northern NSW to explore better health and wellbeing through connection with cultural arts.
The project brought Aboriginal people together to connect socially, foster participation and cultural exchange, and build the capacity of emerging Aboriginal artists through various art forms. Exploring and communicating personal and social values and giving voice to storylines and hidden issues through art and conversation was a focus of the project. Throughout all stages, art and its connection to culture and country was intrinsically linked, enhancing the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people.
Arts Northern Rivers partnered with North Coast Primary Health Network and Lismore Regional Gallery, supported by a steering committee, to deliver the project through to June 2019 culminating in the delivery of the first Bundjalung Art Market at The Quad, in Lismore.
The inaugural Art On Bundjalung Market in 2019 celebrated the creative cultural heritage of the Bundjalung region. The event featured handmade arts and crafts by established and emerging artists and collectives, employing traditional and contemporary materials including weaving, ceramics, carving, photography, painting and textiles.
Held in Lismore's creative outdoor space, The Quad, the day began with a celebration Welcome to Country and presented local music, dance and cultural family activities.
Art On Bundjalung Market was an opportunity to see, experience and purchase incredible work being produced by artists of the Bundjalung region NSW and offered a unique chance to meet the makers, hear their stories and share their culture.
Art On Bundjalung Market is an initiative of Arts Northern Rivers in partnership with various community stakeholders.
2019 ART ON BUNDJALUNG MARKET
ARTS NORTHERN RIVERS
As the peak arts organisation for our region we deliver services and projects that foster artistic innovation and excellence and work to ensure access and engagement with arts and cultural activity.
We are an independent not for profit organisation, supported by Create NSW and our six local governments – Ballina, Byron Shire, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore and Richmond Valley.
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Robyn Davies, Woven Baskets, 2019. Image Credit: Kate Holmes Photography.