RICH culture passed down since time immemorial is in focus at the Rivers to Ridges exhibition.
The stories of 20 Aboriginal elders has inspired a body of work from four New England North West Indigenous artists.
Using virtual reality, sculpture and song the exhibition is a unique take on a traditional culture.
“Too often Aboriginal culture from NSW is not valued as highly as in our neighbouring states,” exhibition project manager Lorrayne Riggs said.
“By translating and sharing the stories from our region we can show the world that Aboriginal culture is alive, important and highly valued in the New England of NSW.”
The two-year project by Arts North West, Rivers to Ridges has travelled across the region to document the stories of elders and Aboriginal history.
Shown through the lens of filmmakers Brendon Blacklock and Tim Leha, artists Loren Ryan, Ronella “Dolly” Jerome, Jade Porter and Anthony “Jack” Conlon have used their talents to tell a story.
The exhibition officially opened at Tamworth Regional Gallery with a ceremony by Len Waters.
Gallery director Bridget Guthrie said it’s amazing to see how the space transforms with a new exhibition.
“We have been eagerly awaiting the installation of this project as its so rich with our local heritage,” she said.
“We love being able to help share the stories of our people.” The exhibition runs until March 17.