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Yeladu! showcases Moree Plains Gallery’s reopening next month

MOREE Plains Gallery’s long-awaited reopening after refurbishment will take place on Friday, July 7 after a month-long closure.

The opening coincides with NAIDOC week and the launch of the gallery’s latest exhibition Yeladu! Kamilaroi Art Today, which features the works of eight emerging and established artists.

Yeladu! celebrates the diversity of Kamilaroi art and includes a range of practical disciplines with a focus on film-based media.

The exhibition features the work of two local Moree artists Liz Munro and Ann Johnson.

Their works will be displayed alongside nationally renowned artists including Richard Bell, Aroha Groves, Jonathan Jones, Archie Moore, Reko Rennie, Warraba Weatherall and the Warrambool Weavers.

Curator Hannah Williamson is particularly excited to unveil a newly commissioned work by artist-in-residence Warraba Weatherall.Gallery_facade2.JPG.890x500_q85_crop_upscale

“Warraba’s artistic practice has its roots in street art and for this exhibition he will paint a massive five-metre wide mural on the gallery walls,” Ms Williamson said.

“It will be very impactful in our historic building.”

In addition to his residency at the gallery, Mr Weatherall will conduct a public program with students at Moree Secondary College.

For this project the artist will work with students to design and paint a large artwork on the grounds of Moree Secondary College’s Albert St campus.

The exhibition’s opening event is part of the official NAIDOC week calendar.

“We are thrilled to be part of NAIDOC week once again, particularly as this exhibition truly celebrates Kamilaroi visual culture,” Ms Williamson said.

“I hope to see both familiar and new faces at the opening to commemorate the occasion.”

Media Release: June 20, 2017