NuunaRon is a group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait artists and emerging artists living with disability.

The name NuunaRon is used in memory of and out of respect for two of our Elders. Aunty Nuuna was a saltwater Noonuccal woman from Stradbroke and Uncle Ron was a Kamilaroi man. Both were beautiful artists who lived with disability, and made a valuable contribution by supporting others living with disability. Both have crossed over to the Dreaming and they are sadly missed by family and friends.

The NuunaRon group provides a welcoming and safe space for people to share stories of resilience and keeping strong via yarning, painting and creating art.

The group is an initiative of First Peoples Disability Network (Australia) and is supported by our E.L.D.A group (Elders Living With Disability Australia) who have representatives from Torres Strait, Far North Queensland, north east Queensland, NSW, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

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Uncle Paul Calcott shares information about NuunaRon, a group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait artists and emerging artists living with disability.

NuunaRon United Nations Exhibition

Palais De Nations, Geneva - 2 to 14 September 2019


NuunaRon, in partnership with First Peoples Disability Network (Australia), have been invited to exhibit their works at Palais De Nations, United Nations Headquarters in Geneva this September to coincide with the Committee meetings of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (UNCRPD), established to address the discrimination and inequality of people with disability worldwide, and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC).

Australia will appear before the UNCRPD and UNCROC for review this year, marking an opportune time for First Peoples with disability to share their voices and stories with delegates from around the world.

The exhibition of works created by Indigenous Australians with a lived experience in disability promotes how connecting people with disability to their culture and expressing themselves through art and the cultural traditional of storytelling plays a huge part in healing and building individual resilience to addresses issues such as social isolation. The Exhibition will feature 13 artworks created by NuunaRon artists living with disability.

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