NAIDOC Week Celebrations around the Murray Arts Footprint

Image: Eddie Kneebone, Bones of Contention (Panel 6 – detail) 2005 detail, acrylic on canvas. Image credit: Ben Eyles Wodonga TAFE.

NAIDOC Week is a timely opportunity for us to appreciate the contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders make to our local community, and that certainly rings true for the Murray Arts footprint this year!

Murray Arts is thrilled to be inspiring regional communities with Aboriginal art and culture during NAIDOC Week. Murray Arts, in partnership with Arts Space Wodonga and Wodonga TAFE, proudly presents a rare chance to witness the finely detailed works of Eddie Kneebone, in his last series Bones of Contention.  Two of Eddie Kneebone’s children, Scott and Leanda Kneebone, will officially open Bones of Contention at 5:30pm on Thursday 6 July 2017.

The North East Water Corporation, Murray Arts and Burraja Gallery will exhibit the works of local Aboriginal artists at North East Water’s regional headquarters in Wodonga. Community members are welcome to view the artworks during business hours, 3 – 7 July 2017.

Murray Arts is rolling out a NAIDOC pre-school program for the third year in a row. This incredible program supports the employment of Aboriginal artists and delivers an authentic cultural experience to 12 pre-schools.  You can download the Albury Wodonga NAIDOC Week Calendar of Events JULY 2 – 9 2017 here.


Eddie Kneebone Bones of Contention at Arts Space Wodonga
Exhibition Opening: 5:30pm Thursday 6 July 2017
Exhibition dates: Friday 30 June – Saturday 29 July 2017

Flow of the River at GIGS Art Gallery
Exhibition dates: now until – 2 July 2017
This exhibition coincides with the lead up to NAIDOC Week 2017

North East Water Corporation Exhibition
Exhibition dates: 9am-4pm Monday 3 – Friday 7 July 2017
Thomas Mitchell Drive Wodonga

NAIDOC pre-school program
July – September 2017
Murray Arts successfully received funding from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to make this program possible.


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Published: 3 July 2017