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
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.