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Reconciliation Week at Kerrie Lowe Gallery Newtown

May 15, 2014



Kerrie and Elisabeth invite you to the opening of our exhibition celebrating Reconciliation Week:

6 – 8 pm Friday 23 May 2014.


Our aim is to celebrate indigenous history and culture in Australia. We are fortunate to have one of the oldest and richest continuing cultures in the world and this is something we can be proud of. To help foster better relationships between the wider community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is to benefit all Australians.



Reconciliation Week has been held every year since 1998, from 27 May to 3 June.  “27 May is the day the 1967 referendum was passed.  This was a national vote where more than 90% of Australians voted to change the constitution to better recognise indigenous people as full citizens.


3 June marks the anniversary of the High Court of Australia’s 1992 judgement in the celebrated Mabo case.  In this case the court recognised the Native Title rights of Indigenous peoples, overturned the myth that Australia was empty of people (terra nullius) before colonisation and recognised that indigenous people did have rights over land.”


– from the NSW Reconciliation Council website



The exhibition will be opened by Dominic Wy Kanak of the NSW Reconciliation Council and Greens Councillor on Waverley Council and will include Welcome to Country by Chicka Madden, Eora College.


The exhibition includes work by Walangari Karntawarra, Teresa Gay, Joe Hurst, Chicka Madden, Robert Edward Purantatameri from Munupi Arts, Elaine Russell, Sharon Smith, Graham Toomey, members of the Bankstown Elders Group, students of Eora College and ceramicists from Ernabella Arts.


We hope you can take this opportunity to join us and meet the artists.


— Kerrie Lowe and Elisabeth Johnson Kerrie Lowe Gallery 49 – 51 King St, Newtown 2042 Phone – 9550 4433 / Fax – 9550 1996 Web – <> Mon-Sat 10am – 5.30 pm / Thurs till 7

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