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Art exhibition | Cheryl Davison | Wonga and the Waratah


Where: Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, corner Vulcan Street and Campbell Street, Moruya

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm

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 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.

Studying and teaching visual arts, graphic arts and printmaking has provided her the foundations that have shaped her life and fostered the artist and storyteller she is today. Cheryl exhibits nationally and internationally and is a dedicated advocate of her community and culture, her distinctive style and unique way of storytelling is immediately recognisable.

Proudly funded by the NSW Government through Create NSW in association with Eurobodalla Shire Council. We gratefully acknowledge the support of Four Winds in the delivery of this exhibition.

NSW Government

Public programs

As part of the exhibition program, we will be running the following events:

  • Opening night: Friday 2 December 2022, 5.30pm-7.30pm.
  • Cultural storytelling: Saturday 21 January 2022, 11am-1.30pm. Read more about this event.

Visit our public programs calendar to book for any or all upcoming activities!