Central Coast Council hosts Reconciliation exhibiton
CENTRAL Coast Council's Gosford Regional Gallery is currently hosting the 14th annual Reconciliation exhibition in conjunction with NSW Fair Trading.
This exhibition - which opened on Saturday 28 May and runs until Sunday 17 July -showcases local Indigenous and non-Indigenous work about Reconciliation and gives artists the opportunity to be recognised for their endeavours.
The Reconciliation award ceremony, part of National Reconciliation Week, was held at the Gallery on Sunday 29 May and included an Indigenous art and craft market as well as children's activities, live music and a bush tucker BBQ.
National Reconciliation Week actually kicked off on the Central Coast on May 25 with a ceremony at The Entrance Community Centre with the Maliga Indigenous Art Showcase.
Maliga, which means 'shine' in Darkinjung is a school based art showcase that aims to promote indigenous students multimedia art and craft, reflecting their identity and cultural connection to the Central Coast.
Many schools participated in the showcase and were widely acclaimed for their efforts.
They were enthusiastically supported by family and friends and Darkinjung elders.