Wollongong Art Gallery has engaged a diverse lineup of artists from the South Coast and Illawarra to participate in the Indigenous Arts Festival.

The festival will celebrate art, culture, and creativity. Guest curator, Tahjee Moar hopes the festival will be a platform to support local Indigenous talent.

“From my knowledge, there hasn’t really been something like a festival to bring people together and showcase the diversity and the strengths of South Coast aboriginal art and culture to the community,” she said.

The exhibition will incorporate different genres of art, including painting, writing, film, dance, performance, food, and visual arts.

The Lord Mayor’s BlueScopeWIN Illawarra and South Coast Aboriginal Art Award winner will be announced at the opening on Friday, 12 June, 6.30pm.

The program will also feature talks, presentations, and workshops run by Aboriginal artists and curators, that will be open to the public. Times and dates are available on the Wollongong Art Gallery website.