Sep 23, 2012

In the midst of Kate and Don's visit we had the ceremonial opening of the Seven Sisters at the art centre. The 8 large etchings were made last October in a week workshop held at Buku with Basil Hall. ( I posted about it back in October )  Tragically the lovely G.Yunupingu passed away before she got to see her print finished.  The prints had already been shown at the Darwin Festival in the Gan'yu Gallery but we had the framed works sent back to us to coincide with the Garma Festival. So a busload of attendees could have a sort of Gapan Gallery experience.  The sisters and the other great old dames got together on the steps and keened the seven stars to open the exhibition.  It was a bittersweet event in regards to the loss of their sister but the prints looked amazing at least and the centre alive with people at night  - mostly with the kids who come to see East Journey play in the auditorium ...
the ceremony on the steps
 Dhalmula and her girl posse with me in the gallery

 iggy helping with the photographing
 family shot
East Journey playing their acoustic gig in the auditorium

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