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The Summer Show marks end of 2023 exhibition season

UMI Arts will complete its 2023 exhibition season with The Summer Show – a collectible, gift-worthy collection of visual art, bark painting, and jewellery by 19 of the Far North’s emerging and established First Nations artists.

Featuring 45 artworks in various mediums, including a line of polymer bead jewellery, The Summer Show will celebrate its official opening with a Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country by Henry Fourmile for exhibiting artists, supporters and the public on Friday, 10 November from 6pm.

UMI Arts’ Exhibition officer Robyne Pacey said The Summer Show, which showcases fine art and gift wares created by the organisation’s talented member artists, is a timely exhibition in the lead-up to Christmas and is priced accordingly with affordable price points.

“The artists who created this vibrant show of works were asked to draw inspiration from the far northern summer and dynamic, electrical energy of the tropics,” she said.

“They have done that wholeheartedly – many have bravely experimented with new techniques and styles.

“We are proud to welcome a new member from the NPA region and several emerging artists who previously featured in UMI Arts’ youth exhibition, ‘Culture through Our Eyes’, and are now growing their art practice. 

“With almost 50 quality artworks curated for exhibition in the UMI Arts gallery, The Summer Show will be a colourful celebration of First Nations culture and the incredibly diverse environment we experience here in the Far North.”

The exhibition will be open to the public from Monday to Friday and is free of charge to view between 10am and 4pm at UMI Arts Shop 4, Jensen Plaza Gallery, 1 Jensen Street, Manoora.

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