First Peoples: Connection to Country

Tuesday 21 March 2017 - Sunday 7 May

Harmony Day is celebrated on March 21 2017. Harmony Day celebrates the cohesive and inclusive nature of Australia and promotes a tolerant and culturally diverse society. Harmony Day began in 1999, coinciding with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Day. Australians are encouraged to wear orange clothing and/or the distinctive orange ribbon to show their support for cultural diversity and an inclusive Australia.  

Calling indigenous artists seeking the opportunity to exhibit in a category A rated venue. A special exhibition will be curated by the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery that depicts Australia’s first people’s art and culture. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are welcome to express their interest to partake in this special exhibition that will be open to the public on Tuesday 21 March 2017 to Sunday 7 May. Official opening on Friday 24 March at 6pm with live music and demonstrations.

How do I exhibit?

  1. Register for the exhibition by booking in person at the Gallery or email or telephone 4197 4206 by 10 March 2017.
  2. Fill in an Artist List of Works Form. Up to 3 Artworks per person permitted. 
  3. Have an artist statement available (200 words max) with profile picture for catalogue and promotional material.