Indigenous art on display for NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week is coming up from July 2 – 9 and the Fairfield City Museum and Gallery will be marking this special event with a new exhibition opening this month.

The new exhibition, titled Ngarunga Gurubadu: Stories of River & Water, will feature works exploring the natural landscape of the Darug nation and its meaning and significance for Aboriginal people. It will be on display from 24 June to 2 September.

The official opening of the exhibition will be held on Friday 30 June between 5pm and 7pm. It will include a smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country.

The close of the exhibition will also be marked with a free Stories of Rivers & Water: Cycle Tour on 2 September at 9.30am, which will also celebrate the beginning of spring.

This event will be for all the cyclists out there that appreciate art and culture.

It is being held in partnership with the Western Sydney Cycling Network. Those wanting to join in are encouraged to meet at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery with their bicycles for morning tea and a talk by renowned artist and Darug descendant Leanne Tobin.

This will be followed by a guided ride along the Prospect Creek Corridor Cycleway to experience Warali Wali, artworks and path markers expressing stories of the local Darug people.

Contact the Fairfield City Museum and Gallery for any further information.

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