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Meet the Makers art event scheduled this long weekend


For those wanting to get behind the scenes and watch an acclaimed artist during their creative process, this long weekend event could be for you.

Lake Mac artist Saretta Fielding, who recently designed the Newcastle Knights’ Indigenous jersey, is welcoming visitors to share her artistic space as part of this weekend’s inaugural Meet the Makers event at the Museum of Art and Culture, yapang in Booragul.

Fielding, a Wanaruah Nation artist whose commissioned works feature in galleries and private collections across Australia and internationally, said Meet the Makers was an opportunity to connect with the community and share her culture and art.

“I’ve always created, for as long as I can remember,” she said.

“I hope visitors enjoy my art, and that it prompts opportunities for further sharing of culture and awareness of local Aboriginal communities.”

Wonnarua and Anaiwan Woman Saretta Fielding. Photo: Rebecca Riddle

MAC yapang coordinator Jasmine Kean said the Saturday event (8 June), from 10am until 4pm, would feature more than 40 local artists representing a range of mediums, from painting and drawing to textiles, glassmaking and ceramics.

“It a fantastic opportunity to meet these artists and learn more about their creative processes,” she said.

“But, it’s also a unique showcase of locally produced artworks available for purchase, each of which has a unique story to discover and enjoy.”

The day will also feature music and an 11am artist talk by former National Art School Director Bernard Ollis OAM.

Ollis has staged more than 80 solo exhibitions throughout his four-decade career, with his exhibition at MAC yapang, Bernard Ollis: Snakes and Ladders, the culmination of that experience.

MAC yapang is also home to Three Bears Cafe for those who love a coffee with their art.

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