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Art exhibition celebrates Mitchell Shire’s diversity

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Mitchell Multicultural Community Association Incorporated, MMCAI, celebrated artists from across the region with an exhibition at the Greater Beveridge Community Centre last month.

The exhibition kicked off with an opening ceremony on Saturday, August 27, during which artists and other attendees listened to poetry recitals.

MMCAI chairperson Dushyanthy Govender said the association hoped to make the art exhibition an annual event.

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“One of the first events MMCAI envisioned was this art exhibit as, statistically speaking, multicultural artists are at a disadvantage in a field where 51 per cent of art-related organisations don’t have any migrant, refugee or first nations representation at any leadership level,” she said.

“While the road to changing these numbers may be out of our reach, MMCAI, with the help of our Mitchell and surrounding community, can do our part to support and celebrate migrant, refugee and First Nations artists.

“I would like to thank every member of our organisation and their families, who donated their time and efforts to make this event a success.

“I would also like to thank [Mitchell Shire] Council staff for their tireless support, our multicultural artists for their work and their trust in us, our two poets who shared their work at the opening and the local community for showing up to support this initiative.”

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