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Discovering Country - NSW Pathways

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Discovery Photographers present the Discovering Country – NSW Pathways exhibition of stunning photography inspired by meetings with aboriginal people who have traditional connections with country that lie within the NSW National Parks and nature reserves and by learning from them about the environment.

Visit the Discovering Country exhibition at the Tumut Region Vistor Information Centre, 5 Adelong Road Tumut, NSW, Open daily 9 - 5.

The photographers:
Josh Boyd, Jennifer Blau, Stuart Cohen, Mark Lang, Sally Mayman, Robert Morehead, Jules Ober, Peter Solness, Murray Vanderveer, René Vogelzang

Browse the exhibition album at www.discoveringcountry.com/DiscoveringCountryPathways

For tens of thousands of years, Aboriginal people have practised important cultural activities that maintain the stories of the land for the future. These stories and practices are the inspiration for the photographers who have created the images for this exhibition.
The importance of place and the environment are the pathways in the landscape that connect us all. These images represent some of the pathways we have travelled as we explore country and create new partnerships with indigenous Australians.
The photographic journeys through these landscapes increase our understanding and respect for an ancient culture. We have all been privileged to experience the generosity of these dedicated Australians.
Our engagement with people and country is a great inspiration for our creative processes and these images reflect that influence. Our new ways of seeing allow us to make new images with a deeper understanding of country.
Discovering Country is our way of sharing this enlightening experience.
The National Parks and Wildlife Service's Aboriginal Partnerships and Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority's Learning Adventures recognises the importance of Aboriginal people caring for their country. Both have programs that support and employ indigenous Australians. The NPWS has extensive programs that engage entire communities in cultural heritage programs, employment and training.

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Both the NPWS Aboriginal Discovery Rangers and the SHFA learning adventures guides provide intriguing cultural and traditional perspective about the land through their stories and activities. They also provide relevant environmental and historical information. This exhibition is the third in a series that celebrates their inspiring work with indigenous communities and showcases the beauty of NSW National Parks.

We are very grateful for their support in presenting this exhibition.

We also thank Fujifilm Australia and Trannys for the superb exhibition prints and Emergent Designs for their support and expertise in mounting the photographs

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