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Large-scale display of Dja Dja Wurrung art opens in Bendigo

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A showcase of work crafted by Dja Dja Wurrung artists was celebrated with an intimate opening in Bendigo on Tuesday.

The exhibition comes among Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation's (DJAARA) Yapenya celebrations recognising a decade since the signing a historic Recognition Settlement Agreement for self determination on country with the Victorian Government.

Cultural events, environmental stategy launches, community showings and a grand gala dinner have taken place on country across November.

Displayed Djaara artist Racquel Kerr's art is front and centre in the middle of the city.

A host of others are now in the Bendigo's intimate Dudley House setting.

Uncle Dennis Baksh (below) told National Indigenous times his wood carvings - Digeridoo and Hunter took over a month to create. (Image: Jarred Cross/NIT)

Stephanie Taylor (above) had multiple paintings and textiles on display. (Image: Jarred Cross/NIT)

Aunty Millie Taylor, Suzanne Taylor (above) and Melissa Taylor (below) with their works. (Image: Jarred Cross/NIT)

Peta Hudson (above) told National Indigenous Times she paints when feeling most spiritual. (Image: Jarred Cross/NIT)

Djaara woman Rebecca Phillips (above). (Image: Jarred Cross/NIT)

Artists on display

Uncle Dennis Baksh, Rebecca Phillips, Tamani Nicholls-Moore, Jason Jakiel, Drew Berick, Aunty Ros Kneebone-Dodson, Kerri Douglas, Aunty Millie Taylor, Stephanie Taylor, Suzanne Taylor, Melissa Taylor, Peta Hudson, Racquel Kerr, Daikota Nelson, Tamani Nicholls, Rebecca Phillips, Samantha Richards

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