Six seasons theme for exhibition

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Most Outstanding Artwork award winner Melissa Kahn, of Donnybrook, with her winning piece.
Camera IconMost Outstanding Artwork award winner Melissa Kahn, of Donnybrook, with her winning piece.

Impressive indigenous artwork attracted a big crowd to Bunbury Regional Art Galleries on Friday night for the Noongar Country exhibition opening.

Art Gallery of WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts curator Carly Lane opened the 2017 exhibition, which is themed “Six Seasons” and showcases artists’ stories about connection to country.

Donnybrook artist Melissa Kahn won Most Outstanding award for her art piece while Naomi Grant was awarded Highly Commended and Cassandra Jetta won the Youth Category for her artwork.

The galleries are free entry and the exhibition runs until September 3.

Pictures from the event:

Bunbury MLA Don Punch and his wife Helen.
Camera IconBunbury MLA Don Punch and his wife Helen.
Beth Ferguson, Doug Hill and John McKay, all of Bunbury, in front of Mr Hill's painting.
Camera IconBeth Ferguson, Doug Hill and John McKay, all of Bunbury, in front of Mr Hill's painting.
Gloria and Des Dann, of Australind.
Camera IconGloria and Des Dann, of Australind.
Rod Collard, Denise Smith-Ali and Luke Kennedy, all of Bunbury.
Camera IconRod Collard, Denise Smith-Ali and Luke Kennedy, all of Bunbury.
Shirley Woods, of Bunbury, and her grandchildren Leiqueda Ugle, 7, Barry Humphries, 5, Shirlkeda Humphries, 7, and Khia Nannup, 12.
Camera IconShirley Woods, of Bunbury, and her grandchildren Leiqueda Ugle, 7, Barry Humphries, 5, Shirlkeda Humphries, 7, and Khia Nannup, 12.
Brandon Bennell and Max Jetta, both of Bunbury.
Camera IconBrandon Bennell and Max Jetta, both of Bunbury.
Jodie Schroder, of Australind, and Steve Phillips, of Mandurah.
Camera IconJodie Schroder, of Australind, and Steve Phillips, of Mandurah.
Natalie Jetta, from South West Aboriginal Medical Services, and Jodi Larke, of Bunbury.
Camera IconNatalie Jetta, from South West Aboriginal Medical Services, and Jodi Larke, of Bunbury.
Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan and his wife Robyn Morris.
Camera IconBunbury Mayor Gary Brennan and his wife Robyn Morris.
Art Gallery of WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curator Carly Lane with her husband, Deputy Premier Roger Cook.
Camera IconArt Gallery of WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curator Carly Lane with her husband, Deputy Premier Roger Cook.

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