Hunter Valley welcomes WUPA

20 September 2013

WUPA at Wanaruah, Hunter Valley

Head to the Hunter Valley region for the WUPA exhibition from September 21 to October 31 to see some of the best local Aboriginal artists and their work.

The six-week exhibition is named after the Aboriginal word for ‘to make’ or ‘to paint’, which is fitting for this showcase of Aboriginal art.

The event started out as an Ungooroo Aboriginal Corporation initiative to promote local culture and talent and now, in its fifth year, it brings more and more visitors to the area with a shared love of art, culture and great wine.

Several wineries are hosting this annual event including Brokenwood Wines and Broke’s Promise, Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley Resort, Hunter Wetlands, Lambloch Estate and Lindemans Wines.

This also makes for a fantastic wine trail of vineyards in the Pokolbin area.

So while you’re enjoying the art depicting the fascinating and rich culture of the local Aboriginal people, you can nab yourself a glass of vino, have a picnic and enjoy the return of summer to New South Wales.

Fifteen artists will be offering up their work this year, with names like Saretta Fielding, Craig Layer and Geordie Perkins amongst the talent on show.

All up, over 100 pieces of work will be available to view during the exhibition from a range of amateur and experienced artists.

There are plenty of things to do in the area and places to stay at Pokolbin accommodation, so pick your weekend or sneak away from work for a relaxing mid-week getaway and enjoy the region when it’s not quite as busy.