Huon Valley News

ARTBOX Presents: neemiuah teggana nire/Mother Heart Heal

neemiuah teggana nire/Mother Heart Heal is a group exhibition in mobile exhibition space ARTBOX featuring artworks from Nuenonne, Melukerdee, Pinterraier and Lyluequonny women from Tasmania: Gemma O’Rourke (curator), Cassie Sullivan, Deb Cobern and Bron Dillon.

The exhibition explores how we can heal country through basket weaving, shell-stringing, contemporary art, and more.

Dates: 4–18 July 2021

Location: ARTBOX will be located in the Huon Valley Hub green space at 25 Main Street, Huonville and will continue inside the neighbouring indoor space.

The Hub indoor space will be open for the NAIDOC Week opening event at 2pm on Sunday 4 July and will be open to view the exhibition 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

“To heal is to feel the wound, to acknowledge the pain and injustice. To sit in silence and be present with it. Then to speak out.”

See the full NAIDOC Week program

The Huon Valley Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the South East Nation, the Melukerdee people of the Huon River and the Lyluequonny people of the Far South. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and culture, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Feature image: Gemma O’Rourke