Wilcannia Central School Art and Design Exhibition

Monday 24 September 2018 to Friday 28 September 2018

'Nanyi and Kirra' is a celebration of ‘Light and Country’ to recognise the creative achievements of Wilcannia Central School secondary students. Exhibition highlights include abstract light photography, landscape paintings, shibori dyed textiles and contemporary Aboriginal jewellery.

Opening night will feature projected digital art, sharing of stories behind the artwork and student-made refreshments. One of a kind pieces will be for sale throughout the week with profits supporting art and design education programs and artists.

Wilcannia Central School is an isolated school in far west New South Wales, catering for approximately 100 students from Preschool to Year 12, ninety per cent of whom are Aboriginal.

Situated on the bank of the Darling River on Barkindji country, the school motto is 'River of Knowledge and Learning, Ngurta Ngurtaana Paakna-na.' As a Connected Community school, integration of cultural knowledge and community values are integral parts of how Wilcannia Central School operates and designs learning programmes. The school’s mission is for students to be equipped with relevant skills and knowledge to make valuable contributions to their community.

This event has been generously supported by Flashpoint Labs, Frames Readymade, Hound and Bone Fine Art Printers and Queens Head Hotel.