Open Cut: Exhibition Opening

An exhibition of photos, paintings and other artworks by Jacky Green, Sean Kerins and Therese Ritchie opened today at Cross Arts Projects in Kings Cross.

The exhibition explores the impact of mining and exploitation of Aboriginal land, specifically in the southwest Gulf of Carpentaria region.

Opening the exhibition were Garawa guests, Nancy McDinny and Stewart Hoosan, who also featured in some of the photos and travelled from the Borroloola area in the Northern Territory, where Glencore's McAurthur River Mine has been attracting ongoing and increasing environmental criticism.

Acknowledgement of country was provided by Uncle Ken Canning. Dr Seán Kerins (ANU, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research) spoke, backgrounding the exhibition in political and environmental terms.

The exhibition runs until the 31st of March at The Cross Arts Project, 8 Llankelly Place, Kings Cross (Off Orwell Street).

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