In celebration of International Women’s Day an exhibition called Guyulgang Yinaagirbang (Strong women) was opened at the Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery at Hartley Historic Site as one of many International Women’s Day events around the region.
The exhibition of artworks and crafts celebrates the strength and diversity of female Aboriginal artists from the Central West.
The exhibition was opened by Cr Maree Statham, Mayor Lithgow City Council and Aleshia Lonsdale, Aboriginal Arts Development Officer, Arts OutWest.
Work on show in the gallery ranges from weaving, painting and jewellery to sound and digital artworks. This exhibition runs until late April.
The Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery is located in the National Parks and Wildlife Service Building at 50 Old Great Western Highway, Hartley (10 minutes east of Lithgow). The gallery is a partnership between Arts OutWest, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Department of Environment and Heritage.
The gallery is open Tuesdays-Sundays and receives more than 8000 visitors a year. Work by local Aboriginal painters, weavers, designers, jewellers and photographers from across the NSW Central West is shown and for sale in rotating exhibitions in the gallery space.
The gallery is open 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Sunday (closed for lunch 1-2pm). Closed Mondays, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.