An Indigenous mural will find its place in Gunnedah’s CBD.
Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson said Gunnedah Shire Council would receive $3000 under the NSW Government’s Country Arts Support Program for the mural, which will be titled “Nagami-Li Nugurrugu” or “To see tomorrow”.
“This will be an awesome mural to be displayed in Gunnedah’s CBD and I’m told it will explore contemporary and traditional indigenous arts practices, stories and symbols,” Mr Anderson said.
“This project will involve a fantastically diverse selection of artists and organisations that we are proud to support and help bring to life through this funding.
“This is not art for art’s sake, this will be something meaningful for the town and its central business district.”
Gunnedah Shire Council’s cultural precinct team leader Lauren Mackley welcomed the funding news.
“It is fantastic to receive this funding to be able to support a community art and cultural project in our shire that will add to the vibrancy of our CBD area and enable the expression and exploration of cultural identity,” she said.
“A number of artists will work on this project, with a mix of contemporary and traditional indigenous arts practices, stories and symbols to be featured in the finished work.
“I’m excited to see it come to fruition and become a piece of our shire’s storytelling.”
The Country Arts Support Program is administered each year by Regional Arts NSW on behalf of Create NSW.
Grants of up to either $3000 or $5000 (dependent on the region) are available primarily for professional artists’ fees, travel and accommodation, with applications assessed by 14 regionally-based panels coordinated by the local Regional Arts Boards.
For further information on the Create NSW Country Arts Support Program funds and other opportunities, including targeted support, visit www.create.nsw.gov.au
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