23 September 2022 – 11 December 2022
Curated by Mudgee Wiradjuri woman Aleshia Lonsdale this exhibition featured a group of First Nations and non-First Nations contemporary artists. Ngayirr Ngurambang: Sacred Country celebrated the importance of place, Country and story through creative artworks, addressing cultural, environmental, historical and social values that make up the water cultures of the Goulburn River and The Drip Gorge.
Situated 30 minutes north of Mudgee, locally referred to simply as 'The Drip', The Drip Gorge is an area that has been treasured by generations of people living and visiting the Mid-Western Region. Visitors to the site are awed by picturesque bushland, soaring sandstone escarpments cradling the sandy river bed, and the abundant native plants and wildlife that The Drip Gorge supports. An ideal place for bushwalking, picnics, swimming and escape, The Drip is a natural wonderland carved over thousands of years by the Goulburn River and the dripping water that seeps through the layers of sandstone.
Exhibiting artists in this group exhibition include:Irene Ridgeway, Wiradjuri, NSW
Teresa Yasserie, Wiradjuri, NSW
Kim V. Goldsmith
Jamie-Lea Trindall, Wiradjuri NSW
Jason Wing, Biripi NSW & Maddie Gibbs, Barkindji NSW
Vera Hong & Craig Bender
Mudgee Local Aboriginal Land Council