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    OPENING NIGHT // Dhuluny: the war that never ended

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    Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) invites you to the launch of Dhuluny: The war that never ended

    Opening Friday 5 July, 6-8pm
    • Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony
    • Opening speeches
    • Catering by BRAGS
    • Beverages by sponsors Grass Parrot Vineyard, Renzaglia Wines, and Cosmo Brewing

    FREE community event, all welcome, RSVP essential


    BRAG presents major exhibition Dhuluny: The war that never ended, curated by Wiradyuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones and Wirribee Aunty Leanna Carr.

    The exhibition is part of The Dhuluny Project – a series of events commemorating the 200-year anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law on 14 August 1824 in the Bathurst region and the ensuing frontier violence. Dhuluny means the direct or gospel truth, and the commemoration offers visitors the opportunity to share and understand the true history of our country and celebrate the resilience of the Wiradyuri Nation.

    Dhuluny: The war that never ended will feature works by established and emerging Wiradyuri artists including Wirribee Aunty Leanna Carr; Michael Riley; Kevin Gilbert; Lorraine Connelly-Northey; Lucy Williams-Connelly; Karla Dickens; and Jazz Money. The exhibition responds to Martial Law, truth-telling about the Frontier Wars, and the ongoing national significance of the local events of Bathurst.

    This project has been developed and supported with the Wiradyuri Traditional Owners Central West Aboriginal Corporation.

    This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory board.

    This project has also been proudly funded by NSW Government.

    Image: Wirribee Leanna Carr with Henry Simmons, 2024, Red cedar clerk’s desk from the Museum Collection of Bathurst District Historical Society. Commissioned by Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. Courtesy the artist and Wiradyuri Traditional Owners Central West Aboriginal Corporation.

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