Rachel Cross – Our Elders – Acrylic on Canvas

Congratulations to Dunghutti artist and DNAAG Gallery Worker Rachel Cross on having her painting Our Elders Highly Commended in the 2023 Saltwater Freshwater Art Award which opened last Friday at the Boomalli Aboriginal Art Gallery in Sydney. The work is a brilliantly coloured, complex arrangement of shapes and forms.

Alison Williams from the Wadjar Regional Indigenous Gallery was the 2023 overall winner with her stunning work Sticks ‘n’ Bones.

The Saltwater Freshwater exhibition will tour the Mid North Coast after closing in Sydney.

As well as Rachel, DNAAG was represented at Boomalli by Gus Kelly, Jason Ridgeway, Mabel Ritchie, Gai Southwell, Sheyleace Stevens and Leo leeko Wright. Congratulations to all our exhibiting artists.

Sydney -19 Aug 2023 to 8 Oct 2023 – Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative

Yarrawarra – 20 Oct 2023 to 25 Nov 2023 – Wadjar Regional Indigenous Gallery

Taree – 8 Dec 2023 to 28 Jan 2024 – Manning Valley Regional Gallery

Port Maquarie – 3 Feb 2024 to 31 March 2024 – Glasshouse Regional Gallery

Coffs Harbour – 31 May 2024 to 28 July 2024 – Yarrila Arts and Museum

Rachel on Opening Night at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative – Photograph Courtesy of Saltwater Freshwater

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