Coomaditchie: The Art of Place | Museum of Sydney – 30 March – 25 August, 2024

Event Date: March 30, 2024 - 10:00 AM
Event End Date: August 25, 2024 - 10:00 AM
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Location: Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets , Sydney NSW 2000
Dates: Every day, 10am to 5pm, Saturday 30 March to Sunday 25 August, 2024
Cost: Free – Book tickets

Experience community life by the ocean through the works of First Nations artists in Coomaditchie: The Art of Place at the Museum of Sydney. These loving and lyrical artworks, which include paintings, ceramics and screen-prints, speak of life in and around the settlement of Coomaditchie, its history, ecology and local Dreaming stories.

The exhibition commemorates the Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation’s 30th anniversary, which occurred in 1993. The company supports and serves the greater community as well as the inhabitants of the Coomaditchie settlement, which is located at Coomaditchie Lagoon in the city of Wollongong, in the heart of New South Wales’ Illawarra region. Original historical papers and a short film are also on exhibit, revealing the social and political narrative of the modern Coomaditchie community, which was founded after a long battle for housing for local Aboriginal people.

Today, the Coomaditchie artists’ work can be found throughout the Illawarra, including community areas, buildings, landscapes, roadways, and galleries. A collection of images demonstrates the depth and beauty of their contributions to