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Wuliwulawala exhibition at Hazelhurst Arts Centre to celebrate creativity of First Nations women

Dharawal Nation: First Nations artists Deanna Schreiber, Kerry Toomey and Annette Webb will feature in the Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Wuliwulawala. Picture: Chris Lane
Dharawal Nation: First Nations artists Deanna Schreiber, Kerry Toomey and Annette Webb will feature in the Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Wuliwulawala. Picture: Chris Lane

A new exhibition opening at Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Wuliwulawala (women), will celebrate the creativity of First Nations women in the Dharawal Nation of southern Sydney.

The exhibition showcases works and features historical content, interviews and contemporary art.

It focusses on the importance of sharing stories, knowledge and oral histories across generations, while recognising the perspectives of women connected to our local and national history.

Hazelhurst Arts Centre Director Belinda Hanrahan said the exhibition - which brings together works by a number of well-known names and emerging talent - was one of the most important collections set to be shown locally this year.

"This exhibition features works from some of the great First Nations artists we have in southern Sydney including Esme Timbery, Marilyn Timbery, Phyllis Stewart, Suzanne Stewart, Deanna Schreiber, Annette Webb, Amy Hill, Dolly Brown, Gemma Brown, Julie Freeman, Markeeta Freeman, Merindah Funnell, Kerry Toomey and Strong Sisters: Aboriginal girls from Endeavour Sports High," Ms Hanrahan said.

Sutherland Shire Mayor, Councillor Steve Simpson, said the exhibition profiled the extraordinary talents of a host of First Nations women with strong connections to the Sutherland Shire and surrounding communities.

"Visitors to this exhibition will be treated to an outstanding array of artworks celebrating the culture of local Dharawal artists as those who have a strong connection to the culture of the traditional owners of much of southern Sydney," Mayor Simpson said.

'Wuliwulawala: Dharawal Women Sharing Stories' will feature at Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Kingsway, Gymea, from April 17 until June 14. Entry is free.