Balagardi Barnagardi Official Opening

On Tuesday 7 July, during NAIDOC Week 2015, Balargardi Barnagrdi - Across to the other land was officially opened. Forty guests representing Ngunnawal people and Wajarri artists, Commonwealth and ACT government, and scientific and academic communities attended the opening.

The exhibition was officially opened by Glenys Beauchamp, Secretary of the Department of Industry and Science. A moving Welcome to Country address was provided by Ngunnawal representative Tina Brown.

Following the official opening, guests spoke with artists and viewed the artwork. The exhibition was open throughout the day and evenings of 7-9 July 2015.

Below are a selection of photos from the official opening.


Detail from the large artwork Two Bungurras by artist Loretta Egan.

Detail from the artwork Guga by Noeleen Hamlett.

Guests viewing artwork at the official opening.

Guests viewing artwork at the official opening.

Tina Brown (left) provides a Welcome to Country.

The painting Dishes by artist Dana Anaru.

A selection of artworks.

 The painting Skin Groups by artist Dawn Hamlett.

The painting Two Bungurras by artist Loretta Egan.

Guests view artwork on display.

Another perspective on Dishes.  

The paintings Murchison River (left) and Road to Enlightenment (right).

 The painting Freshwater Meets Saltwater by artist Donald Mallard.

Marion Dingo (left) and Deb Anton (right) next to the painting Freshwater Meets Saltwater.

Artist Brendan Hamlett.

Artists Brendan Hamlett and Dawn Hamlett next to her painting Connections.

Staff preparing for the official opening.

Guests viewing Two Bungarras.

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