Carved trees: Aboriginal cultures of western NSW
Ornate and expressive, carved trees have been used by Aboriginal people in New South Wales as a form of visual communication for thousands of years.
These elaborate cultural expressions — carved into the sapwood and heartwood of trees once a section of external bark was removed — were meant to last. Sadly, after European colonisation, the practice was abandoned and the original meanings lost.
On tour detailsDates: 1 June 2011 – 31 May 2013
From July 2011 to May 2013 Carved Trees: Aboriginal cultures of western NSW will be on display at: Gilgandra, Dubbo, Hawkesbury, Lithgow, Parkes, Wagga Wagga, Kempsey, Orange, Deniliquin, Albury, Rutherglen, Cooma, Goulburn, Condobolin, Tamworth, Tumut, Springwood, Cessnock, Penrith, Campsie, Liverpool, Marrickville, Canada Bay, Wentworth, Warren, Grenfell, Griffith, Wyong and Armidale.
In some instances, the exhibition curator will present a talk and collection items in conjunction with the display.
For further information please contact Kate O'Grady.