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12 November, 2020

Indigenous art exhibited in India

In celebration of NAIDOC week, the Australian High Commission in India is hosting its first ever 17-day online exhibition and event program showcasing Queensland’s Indigenous art and culture


From November 6 to 22, the event includes a packed program of online art exhibitions, online guest speakers and an online live concert starring Emily Wurramara, Zennith (Kuranda) and Merindi Schrieber (Cairns) as well as panel discussions on indigenous art in Australia, India and other countries.

Through its Consulate-General in Chennai, a university city, students undertaking Australian studies are participated in the event.

Presented by Arts Nexus in conjunction with Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), the NAIDOC week exhibitions, feature art works from Indigenous art centres and independent artists of Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait.

Artworks on show will be from the collections that formed CIAF’s 2020 climate change themed Art Fair and Undercurrents – Cook 2020 showcase.

The NAIDOC exhibition and event program was officially opened on Monday with an online Welcome to Country ceremony from representatives of the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji and Yirrganydji Nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Cairns Region.

CIAF Chair, Tom Mosby, Artistic Director Janina Harding, and Australia’s High Commissioner to India, The Hon Barry O’Farrell AO, are featured as part of the program.

CIAF Artistic Director Janina Harding said the opportunity to partner with Arts Nexus in presenting Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island art and culture fits neatly within the organisation’s 2020 – 2024 Strategic Plan to build international relationships, profile and awareness for Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture.

For the full program or to participate, visit www.artsnexus.com.au

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