Last Saturday’s official opening of Price’s Café exhibition, presented by South East Arts, received a warm welcome from the local Eden community and visitors alike.
Prices Cafe exhibition in Eden honours the unusual role that a café in Moruya played in 1950s and 60s Australia in the reconciliation process. Inspired by stories from Aboriginal Elders, including some Eden community members and with words by celebrated Australian author and historian Mark McKenna, the Price’s Café exhibition is a museum style recreated 1950s café featuring archival photographs, props and footage, complete with a retro television.
Officially launched by Councillor and SEA board member, Liz Seckold, visitors where able to experience the exhibition as well as connect with the local aboriginal community and chat about Price’s Café and Koori art.
Andrew Gray of South East Arts commented, “It was terrific to see local elders Ossie and Liddy Stewart, who’s images and interviews featured in the exhibition at the opening, particularly as it was at Price’s Café, a few decades ago, that they met!”
Price’s Café exhibition is supported by the federal government Office of the Arts and Arts NSW and is on during the Whale festival.
Exhibition visitors were also treated to a local Koori art exhibition, ‘On the road to Jigamy’. A collection of works, culminating from artist led workshops by local aboriginal painter, Lee Cruse. The exhibition is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW, Regional Partnership Program, as part of a collaboration between South East Arts and Aboriginal Culture Centre Monaroo Bobberrer Gudu.