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New exhibition highlights the works for well-known Aboriginal artist: Walangari Karntawarra

Posted 29 June 2011 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Philip Sansom said Council is delighted to have Walangari Karntawarra’s works on show in Hurstville City.

“Walangari is a renowned artist, gifted musician, teacher, and Old Way, New Way showcases a range of his vibrant and diverse artworks that depict traditional Dreamtime stories of Aboriginal people and the iconic landscapes of the Australian desert,” he said.

“He uses a bright colour spectrum along with unique effects to produce his exceptional modern Aboriginal art.”

Mayor Sansom said Walangari is a highly celebrated artist whose work has been exhibited extensively both in Australia and internationally.

“The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra has acquired one of his works and last year, he was awarded the prestigious 2010 “Deadly” Visual Artist of the Year,” he said.

Mayor Sansom said the exhibition is a key highlight of Council’s 2011 NAIDOC Week celebrations.

“It helps further explore this years’ theme of Change: the next step is ours,” he said.

The official opening of Old Way, New Way will be held on Saturday, 9 July 2011 at 1.00pm. All welcome. The exhibition will run until 28 July 2011. Additionally, artworks and prints will be available for sale at the gallery.

For more information, telephone Hurstville City Museum & Gallery on 9330 6444 or visit www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/lmg

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