Art of Kakadu

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The Rotary Club of Beaumaris, in conjunction with the Bayside Council and the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, are proud to announce exhibitions of indigenous art from  the Kakadu region commencing in May 2017 at the Bayside Council Artrium and with subsequent exhibitions held at the Bayside libraries (see below for dates).

This is a unique opportunity to see and buy guaranteed, genuine Kakadu Indigenous Art in Melbourne.

See the following catalogue for details of the available art works:

The art will be on exhibition at the following Bayside locations:

Bayside Council Artrium      76 Royal Avenue Sandringham VIC 3191

Wednesday May 3 to Wednesday May 31

Hampton Library         1D Service Street, Hampton VIC 3188

Wednesday 7 June to Friday 5 July

Sandringham Library      2–8 Waltham Street, Sandringham VIC 3191

Wednesday 12 July to Wednesday 9 August

Brighton Library      14 Wilson Street, Brighton VIC 3186

Thursday 15 August to Thursday 14 September

Beaumaris Library       96 Reserve Road, Beaumaris VIC 3193  

Wednesday 29 November to Wednesday 28 December

The Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel’s, recent success in the 2016 Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Awards which were announced in November in Darwin follows an extensive upgrading program, which has included distinctive Indigenous aspects, such as the expansion of the hotel’s Ochre Art Gallery and the appointment of an Indigenous Artist in Residence to encourage greater understanding of local culture.

The Croc has developed strong relationships with several local artists such as Timothy Djandjomer, Selone Djandjomerr and Thompson Nganjmirra.

A proportion of the proceeds from the sale of the art will be donated by Beaumaris Rotary to the Sandringham Hospital, a national Rotary project to eradicate Trachoma and the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School.