Natasha Carter with her painting. Photo; Andrew Perryman.

Artist Natasha Carter from the Jaara/Dja Dja Wurrung community displays her work entitled Journey to Culture, representing Barramul the emu at the centre of the Milky Way, which is protecting him.

The annual Knuldoorong Art Exhibition is always a highlight of NAIDOC Week.

The exhibition provides a unique opportunity to purchase the work of the many local Aboriginal artists who use the occasion to exhibit their work which comes in various forms of multimedia.

One particular example is the work of Natasha Carter who is from the Jaara/Dja Dja Wurrung community.

Knuldoorong curator Janet Bromley said that Ms Carter’s work was gaining in strength and was very much connected to family.

Currently studying Certificate 2 in Aboriginal and Cultural Arts at BRIT, Ms Carter says her work is constantly changing and evolving.

Using latex and acrylic, Ms Carter says she is always intrigued by the process of taking away the latex and finding the design beneath it.

The second main exhibition this NAIDOC week is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Fair which will be opened by Anne Conway (OA) on Saturday at 1pm.

The Art Fair represents another great opportunity to purchase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork and will be held at the former All Saints Church.

It will be held from 11am to 4pm from today until Sunday, and from 11am to 4pm from Friday, July 12 until Sunday, July 14.

The Art Fair will be holding a corporate event where businesses are invited to come to a floor talk and meet some of the artists on Wednesday, July 10 at 1pm. Email
jmkrjk@yahoo.com.au or phone 0434 775 266.

Kids can learn to weave using recycled materials with Janet Bromley, Yorta Yorta woman and Koorie Heritage Show 2018 Winner.

Ms Bromley’s practice explores her cultural heritage and environmental issues caused by consumerism.

It will be from 10am-12pm and is suitable for children 5-12 years old. Mums, dads and carers need to stay too. $10 per child. Contact Shonae at the Bendigo Art Gallery on 5434 6088.