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Aboriginal art prize celebrated in National Water Week

15 October 2021

North East Water has again partnered with Murray Arts and Burraja Gallery, to showcase artwork from more than a dozen artists.

Executive Corporate Services, Anthony Hernan, said after the cancellation of last year’s event, the 2021 exhibition is back with the theme of ‘Water'.

“The exhibition really highlights the cultural importance of water in all our lives”, Mr Hernan said.

“We recognise that First Nations people have a deep connection to local waterways and lands, and this is certainly evident in each piece on display.

“Three prizes will be awarded this year, with the North East Catchment Management Authority and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, also to select and purchase a piece.

“The exhibition coincides with National Water Week this year where we are urged to learn more about the caring for Water and Country.”

Murray Arts Executive Director, Alyce Fisher, said “This partnership is a great opportunity to showcase the stunning work produced by artists involved with Burraja Gallery and the Aboriginal Artists Network”

“There are a variety of mediums, including acrylic on canvas, works on paper and wood carving”, Ms Fisher said.

“We have developed a new online virtual 3D tour of the exhibition this year in an effort to allow as many people as possible to view the artwork.

“Of course everyone is welcome to the experience the artwork in person at our pop-up gallery in Albury, subject to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place.”

The exhibition will be on display at Burraja Gallery’s pop-up space, 560 Olive Street in Albury between 10am and 4pm, Monday 18 October to Friday 29 October 2021.

View the 3D virtual exhibition tour here.