A new exhibition in Bega is a celebration of local Indigenous Australian arts and culture.
Always Was, Always Will Be runs from Friday, October 23 to November 11 at Spiral Gallery, Bega.
"We recognise that First Nations people have cared for this continent for over 65,000 years and are spiritually and culturally connected to this country," a spokesperson for the exhibition said.
"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were Australia's first explorers, first navigators, first engineers, first farmers, first botanists, first scientists, first diplomats, first astronomers and first artists."
The exhibition will feature South Coast Indigenous artists Alison Simpson, Natalie Bateman, Allison Walker, Joseph Stewart and Ty Cruse.
Also, there will be works by emerging young artists Koorinda Bell, Zach Campbell, Rodney Kelly Jnr, Raven Leon-Naylor, Sinatra Leon-Naylor, Liza Morris, Sharna Parsons and Josephina Stewart.
The exhibition is part of NAIDOC Week 2020, which was rescheduled because of COVID-19 from July to November.
Spiral Gallery acknowledges the Country Arts Support program funding assistance through South East Arts, Regional Arts NSW and Create NSW.
Spiral Gallery is at 47 Church St Bega. Hours are Mondays to Fridays 10am-4pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm.
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