Art Exhibition Showcases Local Indigenous Artists
This year has not been without its challenges but as we have seen, many businesses and community events have had to pivot to pull through. The WUPA@Wanaruah Art Exhibition is one such example. Previously an art trail, with pieces only hosted at venues across the Hunter Region, this year WUPA@Wanaruah have moved the 2020 exhibition predominantly online.
The WUPA@Wanaruah Art Exhibition showcases unique artworks and special artefacts created by local Indigenous artists. It offers the wider community the chance to support Ungooroo and the Indigenous community. Ungooroo CEO, Taasha Layer, added
"Whilst we cannot meet in person this year, we are inviting our community to engage in our new digital version of the event and continue that support.”
In its eleventh year, artworks are available to purchase online with the proceeds of the event going to support the work of Ungooroo Aboriginal Corporation - delivering essential services to Indigenous people from the Upper Hunter, Wanaruah country.
“WUPA@Wanaruah presents an exciting opportunity for the community to secure a special piece of art that celebrates our Indigenous culture and heritage, as well as supporting Ungooroo’s community outreach activities. Supporting this digital exhibition will help our culture and our people thrive,” Ms Layer said.
Some artwork can still be viewed at locations around the Hunter Region including Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Drayton's Family Wines Pokolbin, Hunter Valley Resort, Mercure Hunter Valley Gardens and Mercure Newcastle Airport.
The digital exhibition is now live, and artworks are available for purchase via the WUPA@Wanaruah Gallery Shop.
Header Artwork: Biamie by Michael Hietmeyer.