Aboriginal Programs

Of This Time: Contemporary Aboriginal Artists Working in this Region

13 April – 21 May 2000

Of This Time was the first exhibition to be developed by the gallery in consultation with the local Aboriginal community. It marked the beginning of an ongoing commitment by the gallery to the work of Aboriginal artists who had chosen to live and work in the Hunter, and to the process of consultation.

With a balance of styles and materials of contemporary art practice, Of This Time presented a cohesive exploration of the significant role played by Aboriginal artists within both the Aboriginal and the wider arts communities of the region.

Artists:

  • Doug Archibald
  • Carole Hartwig
  • Mini Heath
  • Len Leon
  • Cherie McLaren (Johnson)
  • Kathy Balngayngu Marika
  • Trevor Patten
  • Jim Ridgeway
  • with catalogue essay by Laurel Williams

A gallery project curated by Dawn Townsend, LMCC Aboriginal Liaison Officer (2000) supported by Arts NSW

Photo: Dancers and artists at the opening of the exhibition at the front of Awaba House

Dancers and artists at the opening of the exhibition at the front of Awaba House