The Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place will open a few special Christmas exhibitions on Thursday, November 24, at 6pm.
The local and surrounding communities are invited to attend the official opening at the centre.
Works from a range of Aboriginal artists will be exhibited in a special exhibition called, Nothing Over $300.
This annual exhibition specially organised for Christmas started in 2013 and has proven to be very successful over the years.
Twenty five Aboriginal artists from Kamilaroi, Bundjalung, Anaiwan, Awabakal, Ngarrabul, Tjapukai, Dunghutti and Gumbaynnjarr nations have contributed their works allowing the community to experience the diversity of NSW Aboriginal art in this one special exhibition.
All works will be under $300 giving the community the opportunity to purchase a unique piece of Aboriginal art for Christmas.
All works entered in the exhibition will automatically be included in the House With No Steps competition.
The first prize for this completion is $2,000 and there are two smaller prizes of $150 and $100. The winners will be announced at the exhibition opening.
The second exhibition is a Christmas toy exhibition which comprises soft toys of varying prices of Australian native animals. They include koalas, kangaroos, kookaburras, emus, dingos, wombats, quolls, bilbie, echidnas and Tasmanian tigers.
This exhibition also includes dolls made by Aboriginal elders from Uralla and Armidale. A series of workshops were held for the Aboriginal elders’ group run by the Tablelands Community Options Group.
The dolls are the product of the workshops. If the community would like to grab a bargain in time for Christmas, this is their opportunity to purchase something uniquely Australian.
The third exhibition is a collection of black and white photos. The ACCKP has a black and white photography club that meets once a month.
All works can be taken when purchased and need not wait till the end of the exhibition. The community is invited to join in and enjoy a taste of Aboriginal culture on Thursday, at 6pm.
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