Big crowds gathered at the Manning Regional Art Gallery for the launch of two exhibitions.
The Trevor Dickinson exhibition Greetings from Taree is something very different to anything they've had at the gallery, said gallery director Rachel Piercy.
Trevor presents a humorous and quirky approach to the highlights of Taree's unique cultural heritage, featuring beautiful black ink drawings often depicting the overlooked and everyday viewpoints of a town.
"Sometimes when you live in the town, it can be harder to focus on what is really great about it, and we just love that Trevor's exhibition is dedicated to looking at our area in a different way," said Rachel.
Also showing is the Saltwater Freshwater Aboriginal Art Award and Contemporary Cultural Objects 2019 exhibition which showcases the work of Aboriginal artists living in the Saltwater Freshwater region.
Together with the exhibition there is an accompanying program of events including storytelling, printmaking, language, films and weaving workshops making works that will travel with the exhibition to other venues and become part of the Saltwater Freshwater Collection.
"It's so great to see Aboriginal culture, particularly art, becoming more appreciated, better understood, and growing in popularity and it's important for our area to see it showcased here," said Rachel.
Both exhibitions run until December 1.
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