Experiences

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 [email protected] Art Exhibition is one such example. Previously an art trail, with pieces only hosted at venues across the Hunter Region, this year [email protected] have moved the 2020 exhibition predominantly online.

Man And Woman by Craig Layer
Man And Woman by Craig Layer

The [email protected] 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.”
Rainbow Goanna by Denise Hedges
Rainbow Goanna by Denise Hedges

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.

[email protected] 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.
Karoola - Warm Place by Saretta Fielding
Karoola - Warm Place by Saretta Fielding

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 [email protected] Gallery Shop.

 

Header Artwork: Biamie by Michael Hietmeyer.