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Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place Exhibitions

Monday 9th to Friday 13th of October 2017

VENUE: Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place, 96-104 Kentucky Street. TIME: 9.00am-4.00pm. For more information, phone 02 6771 3606.

Traditional Aboriginal Coolamons (an artefact exhibition) - The Coolamons are from the Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place's (ACCKP) permanent collection. A coolamon is a traditional Aboriginal Australian carrying vessel. It is a multi-purpose shallow vessel, or dish with curved sides, ranging in length from 30-70 cm, and similar in shape to a canoe. Coolamon's were traditionally used by Aboriginal women to carry water, fruits, nuts, as well as to cradle babies.

New England Aboriginal Women in Art (a photographic exhibition) - This exhibition is a celebration of Aboriginal women artists. It recognizes their talents and skills. The photos provide a glimpse into who these women are and them at work. Some of the women featured in the photos are members of the ACCKP's Aboriginal Women's Group who meet once a month at the Centre.

The New England Aboriginal Acquisition Award - The Award will be held in the Centre's main gallery. It is an Aboriginal art competition with the first prize winning $1,000, second $600 and third $500. Aboriginal artists from across New South Wales have been invited to take part in this competition. The themes for the competition are Bush Tucker and Hunting and Gathering. The winners will be judged on the creativity, aesthetic value and appropriateness of the concept to the themes of their artwork. It will also give upcoming artists an opportunity to show their artwork and to exhibit in the future at the ACCKP.





No matter what time of year you visit, chances are there will be an event or festival in or around Armidale. Events not to be missed include the Autumn Festival, Flix in the Stix, Armidale International Film Festival and A Day On the Green. Other great annual events include Australia Day Festivals in each centre, Armidale Jockey Club's Autumn Racing Festival, Armidale Youth Orchestra Garden Party, New England Outdoor Expo and the NEGS Equestrian events. Do you organise an event that you would like included in the calendar? Please email us.

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