Yamba Museum Wins Another Award!
Yes, the Yamba Museum has won yet another prestigious award!
President Marea Buist was delighted to receive our third IMAGinE award from Museums and Galleries New South Wales. This 2013 award was for Education and Audience Development by a volunteer-run organisation based on our very successful VISION4CHANGE exhibition and public program held earlier this year.
This exhibition was….
- A first-time collaboration and sharing between four local museums – Grafton, Lawrence, Maclean and Yamba.
- A first-time collaboration between the Port of Yamba Historical Society and Clarence Valley Aboriginal Elders. The sense of bridges being built was very strong at the “Meet the Elders” afternoon.
- A first-time mixed media exhibition at this museum – juxtaposing original artworks, historical photographs and contemporary video interviews to convey a powerful vision for change that moves us all towards reconciliation.
- The first time that Yaegl Elders have been filmed in interview. The DVD has since been shared on the MGNSW blog by the exhibition curator and photographer, Debrah Novak:http://mgnsw.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/yambas-exciting-exhibition.html
- The first time that the four Aboriginal women artists have met and worked together. Frances Belle Parker, Jessica Birk, Danielle Gorogo and Elsie Randall are Aboriginal women who share their own personal and unique journey in very different styles but with a common sense of pride and beauty in their culture captured on canvas.
This award follows on the heels of our 2012 IMAGinE award for another successful exhibition, “Ghosts of World War 1 – 101 local heroes”, the short-listing of our 2011 Nursery Rhymes exhibition and an inaugural individualIMAGinE Award for Excellence awarded to Marea Buist back in 2005.
This enviable record is entirely due to the hard work of all our members – congratulations, again!!