Art For Education - Indigenous Art Sale For Indigenous Study Scholarships

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.06.10

Shalom Gamarada, Australia's biggest selling exhibition of contemporary indigenous art, gets underway at University of NSW this Sunday.

More than $1 million worth of world class indigenous artwork will be exhibited and sold with all profits going towards residential scholarships for indigenous youths studying health-related subjects at UNSW. NSW Governor Marie Bashir will launch the event, along with UNSW Chancellor David Gonski, Coogee MP Paul Pearce and Shalom Gamarada founder Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver.

They will be joined by Valerie Keenan, manager of Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre in FNQ and ghost ceramics expert, as well as ghost ceramics artists themselves. Recipients of the Shalom Gamarada scholarship will attend, and will perform a dance in traditional paint and attire.
The event will showcase works from internationally renowned contemporary indigenous artist Judy Watson, rare “ghost” ceramics from remote Far North Queensland, and works by acclaimed artists Regina Wilson, Weaver Jack, Jan Billycan and Shorty Jangala Robertson.

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Contact Details

Gallery: Shalom Gamarada Art Exhibition
Contact: Ilona Lee
Email: ilee@shalomgamarada.org
Address: Eric Caspary Learning Centre at Shalom College at the University of New South Wales Kensington Sydney 2052 NSW

 

 

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