We pay our respects to the Dharawal people who are the traditional custodians of the land, whose deepening connection to culture and customs have cared for this country for over 60,000 years. We acknowledge Elders past, present and emerging for their immense spiritual connection to place which was never ceded.

Dharawal land has always been recognised as a meeting place for people from other lands, and in this spirit we respectfully continue this tradition through the bringing together of our communities through arts and culture.

Always was and Always will be Aboriginal land.  

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Brendalee Coan

Photo by Garry Trinh

Brendalee Coan is a proud Gadigal woman from La Perouse, New South Wales. Coan creates work that reflects her strong connection to family and culture. Working predominantly in acrylics, her paintings explore the role of the mother in guiding and nurturing their young, her connection to Country and the significant relationships between humans and the natural environment. Brendalee’s work featured in Little Orange Presents: Pandora AGNSW International Day for People with Disability. She was a finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award in 2018 and 2019. In 2020 Coan collaborated with artists Giselle Stanborough, Renee Allara and Jessica Fesic in a city-wide domestic violence awareness campaign that included a large-scale installation on Campbelltown’s Australia Post Office Building on Dumaresq Street and Millgate Lane arcade.

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