Ngiyanggarang is an innovative exhibition celebrating stories and perspectives from Wiradjuri Elders resulting from a collaboration between prominent Wiradjuri families, the Grants and the Ingrams and illustrator and researcher Dr Bernard Sullivan in conjunction with Charles Sturt University and Burambabili Gulbali.
Ngiyanggarang features unique perspectives of individual experience from Wiradjuri Elders, Uncle Jimmy Ingram, Aunty Flo Grant, Dr. Uncle Stan Grant Sr. AM, and Gamilaroi Elder Aunty Betty Grant (nee Cameron).
These Elders present an understanding of life that permeates the Riverina, and the stories help us all comprehend the dynamic, transformed but unbroken continuity of the life of the Wiradjuri people who have lived here for millennia.
These newly-documented stories are narrated through film, illustration, animation and text and explore traditional stories about life before European settlement, the crisis of post-settlement and stories of resilience and the persistence of cultural values to the present.
Many stories reflect valuable life lessons such as choosing the right way to live, connection to family and country, the example of the Elders and following your dreams. Exhibition concludes September 16.
Applications for the 2019/2020 Wagga Wagga Art Gallery community galleries exhibition program are open.
Prior to submitting a proposal, we encourage you to attend the free Ideas and Information Forum on September 22, 10.30am to 2.30pm in the E3 art space. Bookings are essential on 6926 9660.
This will provide artists with a better understanding of the application process and outline exhibition requirements and expectations for successful applicants.
All artists, community- and educational-based organisations are welcome. This is a fantastic opportunity for feedback from gallery staff to assist in developing competitive applications and gain valuable knowledge about presenting a professional exhibition.