NAIRM DJAMBANA - Bay Gathering Place

Collaborative stencil exhibition by Indigenous artists

Nairm Djambana is an Indigenous exhibition of collaborative stencil artwork produced by 25 Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Aboriginal artists, in a recent two week stencil art workshop facilitated by Andrew Mac of Citylights Projects, and the Stepping Stones Indigenous Art Project.

Art Exhibition previously on at Citylights Projects in Flinders Lane precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 02 June 2009 to Sunday 28 June 2009
Launch Tuesday 02 June 2009, 6 to 7.30pm

Nairm Djambana image

Published by Andy Mac on Saturday 30 May 2009.
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Artists aged from ten to sixty-five participated in the workshop, working together to create an expression of Indigenous connection to community, culture and place using contemporary and traditional Indigenous forms of stencil art.

The work incorporates ancient traditions of marking identity or mapping specific sites or stories. This expression acknowledges and incorporates the dynamic relationship between the past, the present and the future, creating a work of great vibrancy that celebrates aboriginal life as it has been, and as it is now.

The exhibition opening includes a welcome ceremony and didgeridoo played by Mornington Peninsula artist Adam Edwards Magennis. You are warmly invited to join us for refreshments and meet the artists.

About Stepping Stones Indigenous Art Project
The stencil art workshop where this artwork was created, has been one of many presented by the Stepping Stones Indigenous Art Project, in the last 18 months. The Art Project encourages health and wellbeing, youth leadership, community development and Indigenous governance. It is initiated and driven by aboriginal community members, closely connected with local community and endeavours to strengthen community, in return. Its success has led to the formation of the Aboriginal Corporation for Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Indigenous Artists (ACFAMPIA), to be launched during NAIDOC week in Frankston.

ACFAMPIA aims to maintain culture, support artists in producing high quality artwork and to generate income and employment opportunities for Indigenous artists of the region.
Nairm Djambana is supported by the City of Melbourne, Vichealth, Frankston City Council, Frankston Arts Centre, ICACC and Peninsula Health.

Location

City Library Gallery
253 Flinders Lane Melbourne

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