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23 November 2018

First Peoples arts and culture will be celebrated on GunaiKurnai Country in East Gippsland with the opening of the new creative space, Wurinbeena Studio Gallery.

Highly acclaimed artists Ray Thomas (left) and Frances Harrison (centre) at the new Wurinbeena Studio Gallery with Uncle Frank Harrison preparing for the inaugural exhibition.

Highly acclaimed artists Ray Thomas (left) and Frances Harrison (centre) at the new Wurinbeena Studio Gallery with Uncle Frank Harrison.

The space, located in a converted optometrist shop in Lakes Entrance, is celebrating its launch with the inaugural Wurinbeena exhibition, featuring work by artists Lennie Hayes, Frances Harrison, Mary Harrison, Darren Hood, Alice Hughes, Ringo Morgan, Mervan (Narby) Mullett, Bonnie O’Shaughnessy, Elaine Terrick, Ray Thomas and Alan Solomon.

In addition to the gallery, Wurinbeena offers a studio space for artists and will deliver a program of workshops and support opportunities for development.

Wurinbeena Ltd was established in 2014 with a local imperative to ensure Aboriginal culture in East Gippsland is visible and positively represented. Wurinbeena has a global aspiration to showcase Aboriginal arts and culture across Victoria, Australia and beyond.

Wurinbeena is supported through Creative Victoria’s Organisations Investment Program.

Find out more about the Wurinbeena Ltd Board and visit the gallery at:
Wurinbeena Studio Gallery
14 Myer Street
Lakes Entrance