Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini exhibition set to go on show

Artist and curator Georgia MacGuire and Central Goldfields Shire chief administrator Noel Harvey with one of many works from the upcoming Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini exhibition which opens this Saturday.

Opening at Central Goldfields Art Gallery this weekend, the Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini (Mother Aunty Sister Daughter) exhibition is a cultural showcase of emerging and established Victorian regional artists.

Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini is a network of Victorian Indigenous women and trans diverse artists, with a particular focus on those regionally based.

This is the first collective exhibition by the collaborative and features over 20 different Victorian artists.

Exhibition curator and artist Georgia MacGuire said the exhibition has a particular focus on Victorian aboriginal arts and culture and celebrating a local narrative.

“Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini is our aboriginal women and trans diverse collective and our mission is to support each other professionally, culturally and spiritually as Victorian aboriginal artists,” she said.

Opening celebrations commence at 1 pm on Saturday, August 17 with a large cultural ceremony outside the Maryborough Resource Centre. The ceremony will include a Welcome to Country, traditional smoking ceremony and several cultural performances.

Following the ceremony, everyone is invited on the short walk to Central Goldfields Art Gallery for the official opening of the exhibition at 2 pm.

For more on this story see Page 9 of The Advertiser, Friday, August 16

 

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