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The Bas presents: Cheryl Davison| Wonga and the Waratah

  • Opening night: Friday 2 December 2022, 5.30pm-7.30pm. Book through Eventbrite Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre Corner of Vulcan and Campbell Streets Moruya

  • Cultural storytelling: Saturday 21 January 2022, 11am-1.30pm. Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre Corner of Vulcan and Campbell Streets Moruya Read more about this event below.

Wonga and the Waratah is a large-scale installation that presents a local dreamtime story in an immersive visual form. Conceived and designed by preeminent Eurobodalla artist, Cheryl Davison, the project has engaged the community in making and presenting this poignant local narrative.

Enter the world of Wonga the pigeon and trace her journey back to her nest after her encounter with a hawk. Hopping from flower to flower Wonga turns each flower red with blood from her broken wing.

Cheryl Davison is a Walbunja, Ngarigo woman who lives and works on the Far South Coast of New South Wales. Growing up, Cheryl felt privileged to be around many of her Elders and the community, listening to stories of the Yuin people.

Cheryl has studied and taught visual arts, graphic arts and printmaking. It is these foundations that shape her life and fostered the artist and storyteller that she has become, exhibiting nationally and internationally.

Cheryl is a dedicated advocate of her community and culture, and her distinctive style and unique way of telling a story is immediately recognisable in this exhibition.

The opening night of the exhibition is on Friday 2 December, 2022 from 5:30 - 7:30pm.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided. Opening speeches will commence at approximately 6pm.

The exhibition at The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, will run from Saturday 3 December to Sunday 29 January, 2023.

For more information about this exhibition, the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre and upcoming exhibitions please visit:

Cultural storytelling | Cheryl Davison and djinama yilaga choir

21 January 11am - 1:30pm

Where: Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, corner of Vulcan and Campbell streets, Moruya. Cost: Free As part of the Wonga and the Waratah exhibition program, you are invited to a rare opportunity to meet and engage with Walbunja, Ngarigo woman and preeminent Aboriginal artist Cheryl Davison. Cheryl will lead renowned djinama yilaga choir in a performance of songs in local dhurga language and will teach participants a special song in language. As a child Cheryl felt privileged being surrounded by many of her Elders and the community, listening to stories of the Yuin people, this helped to foster the artist and storyteller she is today. Cheryl has exhibited nationally and internationally and is a dedicated advocate of her community and culture. Come along to hear Cheryl share stories from her rich cultural history and gain a better understanding of local folklore in this not-to-be missed cultural event. Suitable for all ages. Bookings required by Wednesday 18 January 2023

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