The annual Wupa@Wanaruah art exhibition is back again this year taking tourists and Hunter Valley locals on an Aboriginal art trail experience across six venues in the popular Pokolbin wine region.
The free exhibition, being held from November 11,2017 to May 31, 2018, is organised by the Ungooroo Aboriginal Corporation, a not-for-profit organisation run to benefit local Aboriginal people.
This year the exhibition is showcasing more than 100 pieces of contemporary and traditional artwork produced by 14 experienced and emerging Aboriginal artists from the Hunter Valley and surrounding areas.
Sponsored by Glencore, Mach Energy and other industries, Wupa@Wanaruah not only provides an insight into the rich and vibrant culture of local Aboriginal people but it is significantly enabling local artists to become more commercially viable.
Through Wupa, many of the artists receive materials and resources to produce their artwork, exposure to an audience that they normally wouldn’t be able to attract individually, and the chance to develop career pathways and contacts on a local through to international scale.
It is also an opportunity for visitors to experience the lives of Aboriginal elders firsthand.
For more information about the WUPA Aboriginal Art Trail for 2017 visit www.wupatwanaruah.com.au.
If you would like to know more about Ungooroo Aboriginal Corporation and the services offered in health, dental, employment and training, small business and economic development, and youth support programs, visit www.ungooroo.com.au.