Five Lands Walk and Reconciliation exhibitions at gallery

The Five Lands Walk exhibition and the Reconciliation exhibition will be at the Gosford Regional Gallery from Saturday, May 23 until Sunday July 12.

The Five Lands Walk exhibition celebrates the 10th anniversary of the award-winning regional festival that provides a cultural, physical and spiritual experience along 10 km of Central Coast shoreline from Macmasters Beach to Terrigal Beach.

“It will showcase photographs, video, ephemera, performance costumes and a selection of highlighted artworks exhibited at the Five Lands Walk over the last decade,” Gosford Council’s director of community growth, Ms Judy Jaeger said.

“The Five Lands Walk committee has helped us collect over 50 personal comments from key contributors and community members documenting what the Five Lands Walk means to them.

“With over 18,000 people taking part each year, we felt it was important to acknowledge the Five Lands Walk’s contribution to art, music, Aboriginal culture, land art installation, performances and community identity and participation.”

The exhibition will also feature the Five Lands Walk Message Stick, which is annually entrusted to a Guardian of the Message Stick responsible for carrying it on the Five Lands Walk and delivering its community message to participants.

This year, the Message Stick will begin its journey from the gallery before returning to the exhibition at the completion of the day. Also on display will be the Reconciliation exhibition.

“Reconciliation is the Gallery’s annual Art Prize that provides an opportunity for local Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to showcase work about reconciliation,” Ms Jaeger said.

“In partnership with NSW Fair Trading, the exhibition is held as part of National Reconciliation Week.”

Media release,
19 May 2015
Gosford Council media

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