Ownership, Wave Hill Walkoff, 40th Anniversary
5 July - 30 July
Opening: 9 July, 2.00pm
Commemorates and celebrates the historic events of the walk-off of Gurindji workers from the Wave Hill cattle station in the Northern Territory in 1966 and subsequent strike that lasted for eight years.
A collaboration between Sunshine Coast artist Peter Hudson and the Daguragu Community, NT.
Graphic to the right: Peter Hudson, Portrait of Mick Rangiari, charcoal & acrylic on paper, 120 x 86cm 2004.
Caloundra Regional Art Gallery is located at 22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra.
Our opening hours are Wed-Sun 10am-4pm.
6 July 2006 Gallery exhibition showcases indigenous history
What: Ownership, Wave Hill Walk-off official opening
When: Sunday July 9, 2pm
Where: Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, 22 Omrah Ave, Caloundra
Indigenous singer/songwriter Kev Carmody will open an exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery celebrating the 40th anniversary since an indigenous walk-off which inspired Aboriginal land rights.
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said Ownership, Wave Hill Walk-off, which will be officially opened on Sunday July 9, is a collection of paintings and drawings by Maleny artist Peter Hudson.
"This body of work commemorates the historic walk-off by Gurindji workers from the Wave Hill cattle station in the Northern Territory in 1966 - an event that started as a fight for equal working conditions but evolved into a fight for Aboriginal land rights," Cr Aldous said.
Peter Hudson has developed a close connection with the Gurindji people and their story and the art works in this exhibition feature walk-off survivors, their descendents and their land.
"Exhibitions like this are not only important because of the quality of art work but because they help the City's residents and visitors understand the culture, politics and history of this country," Cr Aldous said.
"It is also significant that Kev Carmody, who wrote the Paul Kelly song From Little Things, Big Things Grow - about the 1966 walk-off, will officially open this exhibition for the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery."
Maleny-based writer and researcher Michael Berry has compiled a catalogue and DVD of oral histories and historic film and photographs, which include those taken during the event by supporter union activist Brian Manning.
The exhibition will be on display from July 5 - 30. The Caloundra Regional Art Gallery is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm.