Where the Two Rivers Meet art group
The Where the Two Rivers Meet art group are a collective of aboriginal artists who meet weekly in Walgett to work on their skills in both contemporary and traditional style.
The group has held exhibitions in local and regional galleries as well as NSW Parliament House Gallery in early 2012.
The land in and around the shire of Walgett primarily consists of the two Indigenous tribes of the Yuwalaaraay and the Gamilaroi. Artists, as part of the group, draw inspiration from the stories told by their Elders as well as drawing inspiration from the landscape around them and their own personal experiences.
Their work has no fixed style, nor is hindered by it, however the traditional art styles from the region are made of lines.
The art group was initiated as part of the Outback Arts Regional Indigenous Cultural Development Officer (RICDO) Program which ran in the shires Walgett, Cobar, Bourke, Coonamble and Warren. The program aims to support the development of Indigenous arts and culture through a number of initiatives. The main of which is the employment of a ‘Regional Indigenous Cultural Development Officer’ (RICDO) in each of the Outback Arts local government areas.