Nunyara women showcasing art

ORGANISERS: From left, Whyalla Aboriginal Women's Group members Jody Croft, Zena Wingfield and Kate Warren.
ORGANISERS: From left, Whyalla Aboriginal Women's Group members Jody Croft, Zena Wingfield and Kate Warren.

The Whyalla Aboriginal Women's Group will be opening their Art and Craft Exhibition at the Middleback Arts Centre on November 26, with the community invited to come down and check out some fabulous creations.

The exhibition will feature works created by members of the women's group, which was started by the Nunyara Aboriginal Health Service two years ago.

Organiser Zena Wingfield said the group gave aboriginal women in the Whyalla community an opportunity to come together, have a cuppa and get to know each other.

"For Aboriginal women who have moved to Whyalla or are visiting, it's a space where they can meet some of the locals and get to know them," she said.

"As Aboriginal people we're a very diverse group, while Whyalla is in Barngarla country we have Aboriginal women from different groups here.

"It's not just for the older women, it's for younger girls 18 and over as well."

Ms Wingfield said the exhibition was an opportunity for members to showcase the arts and crafts they've been working on as part of the group.

"Some of the women are knitting, weaving, painting and glass engraving just to name a few. It's a variety of arts and crafts in this exhibition," she said.

"We're also doing a profile of every woman who's submitted an art piece for the exhibition. We want to showcase them and the work they have put in.

"Hopefully through the exhibition we might encourage other women to come along to the group as well."

The exhibition is a smoke and alcohol free event which kicks off at 7pm with drinks and nibbles.

It's proudly sponsored by the Nunyara Aboriginal Health Service, Country Arts SA and the University of South australia.