"Living Memory" exhibition
Monday, 20th September, 2010
An exhibition of surviving photographs from the NSW Aborigines Welfare Board is currently showing at the BH Regional Art Gallery.
The exhibition has the support of Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation, which has joined forces with NSW State Records to take a portable version of the In Living Memory exhibition to Menindee and Wilcannia.
The photographs will be on display here until October 17.
A mini version of the exhibition is in Menindee and in Wilcannia.
The In Living Memory exhibition first opened to the public at State Records Gallery in The Rocks in 2006.
It was so well received that it has been extended twice and a separate touring version has been travelling to 18 venues around NSW.
Maari Ma's Manager Primary Health Care and Specialist Services, Justin Files, said the exhibition was be very special.
"We are pleased to be assisting in this event and have organised a viewing together with a luncheon first for Elders in both communities.
"This will provide Elders with private reflection before the mini portable exhibition is opened to the general public.
"It will include 25 x A3 sized images from the Aborigines Welfare Board (AWB) collection, 20 albums with all 1000 photos from the AWB collection and a laptop database with digital copies of all the photos, which people can search by name, place, date or subject.
"Both communities are fortunate to have the opportunity to view a portable version of the exhibition without having to travel to Broken Hill and I would encourage as many residents in both communities to see it as the far west is the final venue of the tour," Mr Files said.