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SATURDAY October 22 | Kyogle

The region’s favourite Art on Bundjalung Market came to Kyogle on Saturday the 22nd of October. The free event took over Stratheden St to celebrate the creative cultural heritage of the Bundjalung region.
2022's impressive line-up of creative stalls included homewares and ceramics from celebrated artists Jugan Dandii, Kylie Caldwell, Nan and Nay - Vickki King & Shanaya Turner-King, and Noelle King. The market welcomed original paintings and prints from Jai Walker, Sarah Jane Art, Val Smith, Tracey Piccoli, Mark Cora, Dreaming of Country – Tim & Jasmin Stanford, and Firefly Arts and Designs – Oral Roberts, Belle Budden and Mel Simmons.
Also on offer was a variety of handmade crafts from Arminel Nagas, Choo-Choo Designs – Kira Turner, and Dreamtime Artistry. A collection of beautiful Indigenous designed jewellery and clothing was available from designers Sam Phillips and Tracey Estreich.
Yarning Tea Tribe, Bakarindi Bushfoods and Panangka for the Plants - Jenny Fraser presented a collection of traditional native bush teas, preserves and bush tucker plus Mark Trewhella offered a range of Aboriginal artefacts. Casino Wake Up Time group, renowned for driving cultural renewal of Bundjalung weaving practices, hosted a weaving workshop as well as holding a stall selling a collection of garments, jewellery, bags, wall hangings and more.
The event also featured a full cultural program including a Welcome To Country, live music from Blakboi, Kaycee Skinner, and Shelley Nagas, dance performances from Nini Nahri Gali and Junbung Dancers, spoken word performances by Mitch King, Michael Weir and Dakota Feirer, and a fashion parade by First Nations fashion and textile designers. There was also delicious food stalls including Space Bar Gelato, plus face painting and kids activities.

Photos: Kate Holmes | Video: Robert Sherwood


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