The inaugural exhibition will launch during NAIDOC Week, featuring local female First Nations artists Glennys Briggs, Teisha MaksymowMcGuiness, Patricia Cerminara and Brittany Wright (AWAHS Koori Women’s group).
Through their pieces the artists explore uneasy narratives, unravel displacement and trauma, and discover cultural heritage that has existed throughout time, in search of ways to healing and self-strengthening. The storytelling through dynamic visual languages brings us to the journey of resilience while stressing the role of knowledge sharing.
The Albury Laneway Lightbox Gallery will be an ongoing program, with artworks rotating every four to six months. It will bring together creative and bold ideas and amplify artistic voices in our community, whilst revitalising the laneway both day and night. It also provides another platform for artists to showcase their works in the heart of the Albury CBD.
The community is invited to celebrate the launch at a free event from 5pm on Thursday 6 July, where they can view the art installations, enjoy live music and hear talks from the artists.
AlburyCity Mayor Kylie King said the exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate our diverse history, culture and the arts.
"Albury has rich creative culture, with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community playing a huge part in our vibrant arts scene," Mayor King said.
"This exhibition is a chance to not only celebrate some of our very talented local artists, but also to learn more about and embrace our strong First Nations heritage."
Find out more on the AlburyCity website.