Special guests attend afternoon tea for exhibition talks

Art students from The Henry Lawson High School attend the Artist/Author Rebecca Wilson's afternoon tea.
Art students from The Henry Lawson High School attend the Artist/Author Rebecca Wilson's afternoon tea.

Artist Rebecca Wilson’s latest body of work titled 'A Portrait of Landscape and Time in Hill End: Myth-making, Heroes and Villains' is currently showing at Grenfell Art Gallery 

One of Rebecca's special pieces titled 'Remembering Windradyne'.

One of Rebecca's special pieces titled 'Remembering Windradyne'.

This exhibition unearths lesser known stories of the remote and iconic town of Hill End. They disrupt common narratives of the region, questioning who the real heroes and villains are in recorded history. Rebecca has followed up her work by publishing a book of the same title.

Last Wednesday, February 6, Rebecca hosted an afternoon tea at the gallery with special guest speakers, Aboriginal elders Nyree Reynolds of Blayney and Kalmadyne Goombridge - aka Uncle Jim Beale.

Nyree gave a Welcome to Country in Wiradyuri and afterwards Uncle Jim moved the large audience with his poetry recital and short talk about "Because of Her We Can".

Students from The Henry Lawson High School were delighted to be in attendance for the special occasion, accompanied by art teacher Jillian Reidy.  The exhibition will be showing in Grenfell until February 24, 2019.

Nyree Reynolds of Blayney and Uncle Jim Beale with artist Rebecca Wilson at the Artist/Author afternoon tea last Wednesday February 6.

Nyree Reynolds of Blayney and Uncle Jim Beale with artist Rebecca Wilson at the Artist/Author afternoon tea last Wednesday February 6.

Rebecca Wilson addresses the audience.

Rebecca Wilson addresses the audience.

Art students from THLHS with teacher Jillian Reidy and artist Rebecca Wilson.

Art students from THLHS with teacher Jillian Reidy and artist Rebecca Wilson.