March 15, 2019

Lone Goat Gallery Host Bundjalung Abundance

Featured Image is  a photographic reproduction of “Bindarray (River)”, by Deborah Taylor 2017.

The Lone Goat Gallery in Lawson Street in Byron Bay is set to host a new exhibit that features the work of diverse local indigenous female artists. The exhibition is titled Bundjalung Abundance and it opens on Friday 22 March, 2019 and runs until April 17, 2019.

The Bundjalung Nation is the name given to the groups of Australian Indigenous, their language, and cultural practicals in the traditional area that extends from the South East Coast of Queensland to the Far North of coastal NSW.

In the first culture of this region, Bunjalung women played an important role; participating in women’s lore. Women’s lore was the life-sustaining work that kept communities thriving through the application of traditional sacred knowledge.

Curator, Bronwyn Bacroft say that, “Women continue to be undervalued in today’s society, in particular, Aboriginal women.”

“Bundjalung Abundance celebrates the achievements and wonder of Bundjalung women artists across generations. The range of ages of these women is from 83 to 19 years old.”

Local artists featured in the exhibit include:

Bronwyn Bancroft, Ella Bancroft, Rubyrose Bancroft, Euphemia Bostock, Nickolla Clark, Charmaine Davis, Chenaya Davis, Kianah Davis, Brittany Hegedus, Kyra Kum-Sing, and Deborah Taylor.

“The diversity of ages and artistic practice of each of the women highlights the ‘abundance’ of artistic gifts that each woman offers to themselves, their families, their community and the wider community,” says Bancroft.

For more information about the artists, the exhibit ant the gallery; head to https://www.lonegoatgallery.com/exhibitions/bundjalung-abundance