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    ERIC AVERY Celebrating with Music: NAIDOC WEEK 2024

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    We respect and acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Dharawal Country, Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    Out July Music and Tea at Wollongong Gallery features internationally recognised artist Eric Avery, a First Nations performer whose musical journey speaks to the possibilities music has for bringing people together across cultures and generations. We appreciate the funding from CultureBankWolllongong, which has enabled us to celebrate NAIDOC WEEK through Eric Avery's music. 

    ERIC AVERY| Marrawuy

    Eric Avery, Kabi Marrawuy Mumbulla, is a violinist, vocalist, dancer and composer from the Ngiyampaa, Yuin and Gumbangirr people of NSW. He works with his family’s custodial songs, and his haunting compositions often feature him singing while playing the violin, predominantly in the Ngiyampaa language.

    Quickly gaining an international reputation, Eric has appeared alongside and in association with some of the greatest artists of our time, from Yo-Yo Ma to Tina Arena. He has commissions and performances booked with Camerata Queensland, Ensemble Offspring, the JACK Quartet, Marrugeku and several of Australia’s major orchestras. He is a 2021 Myer Creative Fellow.

     'Classical music doesn’t have words sometimes, or I might not be able to understand the language, but I can feel something, definitely from a sound; it might differ between different cultures, but we are exchanging feelings that’s important to me in music…'

    Discover more about Eric at HERE.

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