Art market celebrates Bundjalung culture – The Echo

Art in the Bundjalung market. Artwork by exhibitor, Kylie Caldwell. Photograph by Kate Holmes

Art, celebrating the creative and cultural heritage of the Bundjalung region.

The free family event features authentic Indigenous artwork and a chance to meet the creators. The works feature traditional and contemporary materials, including weaving, ceramics, sculpture, photography, painting, and textiles.

The range of creatives includes Kay Lee Williams and Jugan Dandii who make wearable art and homewares, Nan & I, SOPHT Studio and Clarence Valley Artists present a stunning range of ceramic works, and Kristina Davis, Jenny Fraser, Clinton Roberts, Raelene Mirindo and Tracey Estridge, and artists from Amarina Gallery and the North Lismore Plateau Protection Association offer original paintings, prints and photographs.

There is also a collection of beautiful Aboriginal designed and themed jewelry from Rosie Vesper, Rouline Ferguson and Jill Rock Designs. Connection City, Toys Change Lives and Yidabal Galii Maa feature sculptural works and traditional crafts including coolamons, boomerangs, didgeridoos and hand-painted wooden toys.

Casino’s Wake Up Time group will host a weaving workshop and have a booth selling clothing, jewelry, bags, wall hangings and more.

The event includes a Welcome to Country, and there will be live music from Uncle Billy Smith, Jason Sines, Kerry Mcleay and Sione Senior featuring Sione, Sisosaia, Sislilia and Mafileo. Enjoy dance performances by Nini Nahri Gali and Deadly Bunarhms, didgeridoo performances, delicious native food stalls featuring Currie Country, Bakarindi and Natural Ice Cream Australia, and face painting and activities for kids.

Celebrate the cultural heritage of the Bundjalung region at Lismore’s Quadrangle on Saturday, December 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information visit artonbundjalung.com.

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