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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Renee Allara

Photo by Garry Trinh

Renee Allara works with ceramics and drawing that derive from microscopic images of insects, bacteria, and genetic material. The eye is a recurring motif representative of her main form of communication as a Deaf person. In 2017 Allara covered an entire room of wallpaper, furnishings, and glassware with graphic glaring eyes. This work also featured at C-A-C’s 30th Anniversary opening night ‘Little Orange’s Big Party’, 2018. In 2019 Allara presented at the ‘Kaldor 50 Years of Public Art – Love and Happiness’ talks and ‘Little Orange Presents: Pandora’ at the Art Gallery of NSW for International Day for People with Disability. In 2020 Renee acted as community consultant on Justene William’s ‘She Conjured the Clouds’, completed a Redfern Park Amenity Screen Design, and led an Auslan tour of Fishers Ghost Art Award. Allara is working towards a collaborative textile project with Nanna and Friends for Cementa in Kandos NSW.

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