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Artist Insight | Ray Thomas


In conjunction with the exhibition, LAND, WATER SKY 19 April - 09 June 2018

Please join Ray Thomas for an insight into his amazing work. A proud Gunnai man, Ray is passionate about his culture and his art.

Session 1: Saturday 12th May 11am – 12pm

Session 2: Saturday 12th May 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Free | No booking required

Rays paintings are inspired by Gunnai stories and designs, his sense of affinity with Gippsland country, and also respond to contemporary political issues of relevance to Aboriginal people. Exhibitions have included “Power of the Land: Masterpieces of Aboriginal Art” at the National Gallery of Victoria (1994), “Native Title Business”, which was toured nationally by the Regional Galleries Association of Queensland (2002-2005), and the solo exhibition “Secret-Sacred Country” (2002) at the Alcaston Gallery in Melbourne.


Please don’t miss this incredible opportunity. Proudly supported by Regional Arts Victoria.

Land Water Sky is presented by East Gippsland Art Gallery in partnership with East Gippsland Shire Council, this show acknowledges the cultural contribution of Aboriginal people in this region. It recognises the importance of Reconciliation Week, 27 May – 3 June 2018 and theme Don’t Keep History a Mystery which invites Australians to Learn, Share, and Grow – by exploring our past, learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and developing a deeper understanding of our national story.


2 Nicholson Street
Bairnsdale Victoria 3875
+61 03 5153 1988


Gallery hours:
Tuesday–Friday 10am–4pm
Saturday 10am–2pm
Sunday-Monday CLOSED

FREE Admission

Artist Insight | Ray Thomas   In conjunction with the exhibition, LAND, WATER SKY

Ray Thomas with his painting, A Gunnai Elder - Mum Alice

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