Indigenous Art Showcase Kicks Off Reconciliation Week Celebrations


Tuesday, 24 May 2016


Central Coast Council will kick off National Reconciliation Week celebrations tomorrow with the official opening of the Maliga Indigenous Art Showcase.

Maliga, which means ‘shine’ in Darkinjung, is a School Based Art Showcase promoting local Indigenous students multimedia art and craft, reflecting their identity and cultural connection to the Central Coast.

The launch will take place on Wednesday 25 May from 10am-12pm at The Entrance Community Centre and includes the presentation of the Awards and morning tea.

The Maliga showcase will be on display each day from 10am-4pm until Thursday 2 June.

In other celebrations, Council’s Gosford Regional Gallery will be hosting the 14th annual Reconciliation exhibition in conjunction with NSW Fair Trading.

This exhibition – which opens on Saturday 28 May and runs until Sunday 17 July –  showcases local Indigenous and non-Indigenous work about Reconciliation and gives artists the opportunity to be recognised for their endeavours.

The Reconciliation award ceremony is being held at the Gallery on Sunday 29 May at 11am. It will include an Indigenous art and craft market as well as children’s activities, live music and a bush tucker BBQ.

National Reconciliation Week is held annually from May 27 to June 3.


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