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Myall Creek beyond - Exhibition Opening

Myall Creek beyond - Exhibition opening
New England Regional Art Museum
106-114 Kentucky St, Armidale NSW 2350

A group of contemporary indigenous artists respond to the Myall Creek Massacre and its aftermath in this new exhibition at the New England Regional Art Museum, in Armidale.

On the afternoon of Sunday 10 June 1838 a group of eleven convicts and ex-convict stockmen led by a squatter, brutally slaughtered a group of twenty-eight Aboriginal men, women and children who were camped peacefully at the station of Myall Creek in the New England region.

Although there were many other massacres of indigenous people that occurred during the Frontier Wars across Australia, this one had special significance because it was the only time when white men were, arrested, charged and hung for the massacre of Aborigines, following a police investigation.

This exhibition, and program of satellite events, brings together leading indigenous contemporary writers, curators, historians and artists to explore the issues and complexities of this event, its aftermath and continuing impact.

Curated by Bianca Beetson. Including artworks by Robert Andrew, Fiona Foley, Laurie Nilsen, Judy Watson and other artists.

Exhibition produced in partnership with
- Friends of Myall Creek Memorial,
- University of New England,
- Armidale and Region Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place,
- Beyond Empathy; and
- Arts North West

This exhibition has received funding from the Indigenous Languages and Arts Program, Create NSW's Regional Partnerships Program and Regional Arts Fund NSW.

The 'Myall Creek and beyond' symposium will be held at the Oorala Centre at the University of New South Wales on Friday 8 June 2018.

The 'Myall Creek and beyond' exhibition will be on display until Sunday 14 October 2018.

Further details will be posted here as they are confirmed.

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Ticket price: Entry by donation

Facilities: Wheelchair access, Disabled amenities

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