New Wiradjuri gallery for Griffith

AN Aboriginal art gallery, retail store and Wiradjuri cultural space has been established in Griffith.

The gallery is a product of the work by Wiradjuri man Will Carter, and showcases a variety of paintings, artifacts and more from Wiradjuri and other artists.

The space offers opportunities to learn about Wiradjuri ngurambang (country), culture and people through the Wiradjuri display and connection point to other Wiradjuri businesses in the region.

Mr Carter practices Wiradjuri culture each day through language, connecting with country and other activities such as mentoring and delivering cultural programs.

“After living in Melbourne over the past 10 years, I have been involved in a lot of exciting work within my community and at both a local and state level,” Mr Carter said.

“Family reasons have brought me home and given me an opportunity to continue sharing my love for Wiradjuri locally.”

Mr Carter is a founding member of Wangal United Aboriginal Corporation in Melbourne’s west.

He played an integral part in the organisation’s formation and has developed and delivered a number of events including the 2015 and 2016 NAIDOC Acquisitive Art Award.

The gallery is located in the Crystal Arcade, bottom block in Banna Ave Griffith and will officially open on Thursday,  April 13 and will remain open from Tuesday to Saturday each week.