Art Market Celebrates Bundjalung Culture

Art Market Celebrates Bundjalung Culture

Art on Bundjalung Market is returning to the Lismore Quad on Saturday the 18th of December to celebrate the creative and cultural heritage of the Bundjalung region.

The free family event from 10am – 4pm is a unique opportunity to purchase authentic Indigenous artwork and to meet the makers. The combination of established and emerging artists and collectives will feature traditional and contemporary materials including weaving, ceramics, carving, photography, painting and textiles; perfect for this year’s Christmas gifts. ​​

Arts Northern Rivers Indigenous Arts Officer, Kylie Caldwell, said:

“Arts Northern Rivers is proud that the success of the inaugural Art On Bundjalung Market in 2019 has led to the event continuing, with plans to travel across the Northern Rivers region. The market provides an unparalleled opportunity to see, experience and purchase incredible work being produced by artists of the Bundjalung region, hear their stories and share their culture.”
The impressive line-up of creatives includes wearable art and homewares from celebrated artists Kay Lee Williams and Jugan Dandii. The market is also thrilled to welcome ceramic works from artists including Nan & I, SOPHT Studio and Clarence Valley Artists plus original paintings, prints and photographs from Amarina Gallery, The North Lismore Plateau Protection Association, Kristina Davis, Jenny Fraser, Clinton Roberts, Raelene Mirindo and Tracey Estridge.A collection of beautiful Indigenous designed and themed jewellery will be on offer from designers Rosie Vesper, Rouline Ferguson and Jill Rock Designs. Connection City, Toys Change Lives and Yidabal Galii Maa will present a collection of sculptural works and traditional crafts including coolamons, boomerangs, didgeridoos and hand painted wooden toys.

Casino’s Wake Up Time group, renowned for supporting cultural renewal of traditional weaving and their artistic native plant dyeing of silk, will be hosting a weaving workshop on the day as well as holding a stall selling a collection of garments, jewellery, bags, wall hangings and more.

The event features a full cultural program including a Welcome To Country, live music from Uncle Billy Smith, Jason Sines, Kerry Mcleay and Sione Senior with Sione, Sisosaia, Sislilia and Mafileo. Enjoy dance performances from Nini Nahri Gali and Deadly Bunarhms, didgeridoo performances, delicious native food stalls featuring Cuurie Country, Bakarindi and Natural Ice Cream Australia plus face painting and kids activities.

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Image from 2019 event by Kate Holmes.