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Uncle Bruce Shillingsworth

 Bruce Shillingsworth is a Muruwari and Budjiti man, a talented artist and water for the rivers activist.

His country is the north-west NSW river lands that hug the Namoi, Barwon, Darling Rivers; Brewarrina, Bourke, Enngonia, Wilcannia and Walgett.

Bruce’s family are painters, dancers and rainmakers.  Bruce is a cultural educator in Sydney and leads a cultural revival dance group in the north-west.  

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Save the Rivers

The north-west river communities have been devastated by water stealing by big cotton farmers and irrigators.  Successive  governments have failed to preserve the integrity of the rivers on which First Nations people depend for their life and livelihood. 


In October 2019, Bruce is bringing together communities along the river in a Corroboree to unite people to solve this unprecedented crisis. We need your help, and invite you to join us at this historic gathering.

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Art

"Many of my art works are related to the ancestral stories of my people and land, mainly depicting my Mother's life stories that had been passed down through generations.  

Throughout my career, I have been concerned with articulating relationships to place, to people and to history, often at the same time. I make sure culture stays strong in my family line. 

My work is composed of contemporary and traditional symbols, patterns and colours and through the use of oil and acrylic, I paint pictures with my detailed knowledge  of the landscape and its embedded spiritual connections. 

These are paintings about my country. I have been painting for a long time now. When I paint my pictures, I think about how to make a good painting, a strong one. Sometimes, I'm just thinking from memory about all the country I've been to and the stories I have. My paintings are  spiritual and hold all the culture from my country"

Exhibitions

Welcome to Our River Corroboree Project

Events

30th August- 8th September 2019

Yaama Ngunnna Baaka (Welcome to Our River) Fundraiser

11am - 5pm

ArticulateUpstairs 497 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt. NSW 2040

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30th August- 8th September 2019

Yaama Ngunnna Baaka (Welcome to Our River) Fundraiser

Gallery Exhibition and Auction to  raise funds for the Corroboree Festival.  Please support by either donating works or by attending the exhibition. For details :  http://articulateupstairs.blogspot.com/ 

11am - 5pm

ArticulateUpstairs 497 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt. NSW 2040

2nd-8th September 2019

Cubby Space Redfern Exhibition

10am - 5pm

Cubby Space 114 George Street Redfern

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2nd-8th September 2019

Cubby Space Redfern Exhibition

Exhibition of Artworks by Bruce Shillingsworth and Family to raise funds for Save the Rivers

Opening Night: Tuesday 3rd September, 5-8pm, Kombucha by Chris Thomas and snacks.  

Event night: Talk and screening Saturday 4pm – 8pm, Kombucha by Christ Thomas and Food Truck by Vejoes

 https://cubbyspace.co/yaama-ngunna-baaka-bruce-shillingsworth-exhibition/ 

10am - 5pm

Cubby Space 114 George Street Redfern

28th September-2nd August, 2019

Yaama Ngunna Bakka Corroboree Festival

All day

Walgett, Brewarrina, Bourke, Wilcannia, Menindee

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28th September-2nd August, 2019

Yaama Ngunna Bakka Corroboree Festival

Join us for the experience of a lifetime. Be part of a gathering to unite with First Nations communities along the Barwon/Darling Rivers to see what has happened to our rivers and explore ways to solve this crisis together

All day

Walgett, Brewarrina, Bourke, Wilcannia, Menindee

Save our Rivers

Corroboree October 2019

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Join with the communities along the Barwon/Darling Rivers as we come together to save our rivers

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