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Aboriginal Art and Culture Studio

Aboriginal Art and Culture Studio

Reporter: Darren Coggan

 

Boolarng Nangamai Aboriginal Art & Culture Studio

Get hands-on at the Boolarng Nangamai Aboriginal Art & Culture Studio in Gerringong. Opened in 2005 by a small group of artists, the studio now has more than 20 artists and culture workers that are involved not only in exhibiting, but also in running the many activities on offer here. The studio aims to promote a hands-on approach to reconciliation in Australia by running workshops and passing on skills to both people in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities.

You can take a class in Aboriginal cultural awareness, weaving, painting, drawing, bush foods, tool making and even didgeridoo playing. There are heaps of artists that exhibit here so the place is always packed with a large variety of beautiful things to look at and you can even purchase some of your favourites. This is a great place to get creative this weekend while gaining valuable insight into Aboriginal culture and heritage.

More Information

Boolarng Nangamai Aboriginal Art & Culture Studio
Unit 5/9 Bergin St, Gerringong
Ph: 0414 322 142
Workshops $40^ pp
Open by appointment
www.bnstudio.com.au

Prices correct as at 07/07/12

 


 

Montclare Bed & Breakfast

If you haven't quite got your fix of beautiful art then head to Montclare Bed & Breakfast in Shell Cove. This is a lovely little B&B that has a two level art gallery attached to it featuring a stunning range of original art, all painted by the owner Richard. His work ranges from abstract, to still life and portraiture but his favourites are landscape paintings inspired by his trips overseas.

There are two lovely rooms to stay in here, The Gold Room which is decorated in gold hues and a gorgeous French provincial style and The Silver Room, decorated in cool grey tones, perfect for relaxation. The rooms are both extremely spacious with comfy queen size beds and a full size bathroom. They offer soothing in house massages that'll really help you unwind and the rooms come equipped with fluffy bathrobes, slippers and electric blankets, all the ingredients you need for the perfect cosy night in.

More Information

Montclare Bed & Breakfast
10 Baudin Ave, Shell Cove
Ph: (02) 4295 3396
Silver Room $170 per night, Gold Room $190 per night (incl. breakfast and afternoon tea)
www.montclarebandb.com.au

Prices correct as at 07/07/12

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