NuunaRon Art group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists living with Disability launched their Exhibition on the Sunshine Coast yesterday in celebration of International Day of People with Disability.
FPDN’s National Training and Resource Development Manager Uncle Paul Calcott officially opened the Exhibition “The NuunaRon Art group addresses issues such as social isolation and provides a safe place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members living with disability to come together and build resilience, connect to their culture, share stories and support each other in keeping strong. It is an absolute honour to work with and get to know these amazing artists and how powerful their stories are.
Guests were Welcomed to Country by Gubbi Gubbi Elder Aunty Hope O’Chin followed by a performance from local Indigenous Dance Group GMU. Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay spoke to the Sunshine Coast’s Council’s commitment to supporting important cultural events such as the NuunaRon Art Exhibition.
Farley Ward and Renae Silver presented the NuunaRon awards, sponsored by NIISQ and FPDN, with the Peoples Choice award going to Aunty Eve Kitchener for her painting ‘Rainbow Serpent’ and the Uncle Ron Award to Alison Clarey for her work in community and development in art.
The exhibition, hosted by Novotel Twin Waters, showcases 80 artworks for sale from the NuunaRon group and will be open until Friday 7 December.
Art workshop will run daily 4-6 December in the Novotel Twin Waters Resort lobby at 11am.
Find out more information about the exhibition and it’s supporters here