A successful opening reception for My Auntie and I at the York Courthouse Museum & Art Galleries ushers in more opportunities for community engagement opportunities around art and history
Avon Valley residents came out to support local artists Robyn Davis, Daphne Davis, and Frank Davis on Saturday 2nd of July. During the opening reception, Robyn Davis shared her stories of finding her new calling, her process for creating her pieces, and the legacy she carries on to her grandchildren. Frank Davis also shared stories and played the Didgireedo for attendants.
Part of the mission of the York Courthouse is to promote artists and art expression in the community. In light of the positive response to the exhibit, we are rolling out weekly events to showcase the exhibit and the talents of our featured artists. The next event is scheduled for Saturday the 9th, part of our NAIDOC week. Frank Davis will once again fill the halls with the sounds of the Didgireedo. Daphne Davis will talk about both her landscape paintings and emu egg art. She will also demonstrate by painting an egg in the studio. Robyn Davis will have a workshop on dot painting.
Because of the school holidays and the overwhelming response from our communities, we have extended our hours. We are now open 7 days a week, 10:00AM to 4:00PM.
Acknowledgement of the people of Ballardong that first dwelled this land
We present this to acknowledge the history of the presence and land rights of indigenous communities. This does not stand alone as a token gesture but rather an ongoing journey to respectfully learn from and champion the advancement of indigenous communities.