Michellie Charvat with artwork by Kerri Douglas.

One of the highlights of NAIDOC Week is the Knuldoorong NAIDOC Art Exhibition held at Dudley House.

Of special interest this year is the actual curation of Knuldoorong.

Michellie Charvat was granted a Mentorship in Exhibition Operations through the Emerge Cultural Hub, Multicultural Arts Victoria.

As part of the mentorship she worked under the guidance of Knuldoorong’s regular curator, Janet Bromley.

“It has been an awesome experience,” Ms Charvat said.

“It wasn’t exactly how I expected it to be but exciting in all sorts of ways.”

Ms Charvat said she particularly enjoyed the research, getting to know artists and promoting the exhibition.

Janet Bromley said there are more artworks this year than ever before.

“We really wish we had a permanent Aboriginal art gallery in Bendigo, people often ask me where they can buy local art from.

It would be so wonderful to be able to say we have a permanent gallery.”

Ms Bromley is hopeful that Knuldoorong will be the springboard for such an enterprise.

Most art works are for sale and artists can be contacted for commission work.

Floor talks will be conducted during the exhibition or by arrangement. The exhibition will run at Dudley House, 60 View Street.

Most art works are for sale and artists may be contacted for commission work. Floor talks will be conducted during the exhibition or by arrangement.

Contact Janet Bromley on 0434 775 266 or knuldoorongexhibition@gmail.com

NAIDOC week runs from July 8 to 15.