May 29

“Like a Diamond in the Night Sky” – Dulkara Art Exhibition

The annual Dulkara Art Exhibition opened this week and runs for two weeks until Friday 8th June. The exhibition, on display at Dulkara – Centre for Life Skills and the Arts at Cherrybrook, showcases the creative expression of Inala’s original and founding artists. Exhibited works include pottery, weaving, painting, jewellery and felting.

The exhibition titled “Like a Diamond in the Night Sky” draws it’s inspiration from Inala’s 60th (Diamond) Anniversary year. And like the stars in the night sky, Inala’s artists and their artwork are amazing both collectively and individually. The exhibition combines both a wonderful retrospective of art created over the years by many of our founding members as well as more recent pieces by some of our newest attendees in the Art Therapy program.

Specialised Art Therapy has always been an integral part of the unique approach at Inala, providing opportunities for personal growth, skills development self-esteem and independence. We are very proud of the artists in our art program, the outcomes of which flow beyond creativity, also encouraging the development of confidence and self-expression in all areas of their lives.

Daniel Puttlitz, Manager for Inala’s North-West Day Services says “The art exhibition is a chance to take a visual walk through time, seeing a range of amazing artworks that we have retained for many years through to some of our newest artistic endeavours. We look forward to sharing this journey with all that attend this event over the coming weeks”.

“Like a Diamond in a Night Sky” is a wonderful opportunity for the local community to see the creativity that flourishes as part of Inala’s Art Therapy program. Following the opening night on Friday 25th May, the exhibition will be open to the public every weekday from Monday 28th May to Friday 8th June, 10am to 5pm at Dulkara’s Rumples Café and Gallery, located at 118 Franklin Road Cherrybrook.

Dulkara’s annual art exhibition would not be possible without the ongoing support of many volunteers and supporters. We are very grateful to Cr. Michelle Byrne, Mayor of Hills Shire, who opened the event and also to our special guests Elsa Mittiga, TAFE Team Leader of Career Pathways and Employability Skills and Vicki Mazzeo, Head of Career Pathways, Aboriginal Languages and Employability. We would also like to thank the volunteers and the TAFE Hospitality teachers who assisted with the opening night preparations.

We would also like to thank the Hills Shire Times for their press coverage and support.

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