By SHANNON POWER
FOR the first time in its eight-year history the Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre will host an exhibition by an indigenous artist.
The paintings of Ande K Tarare will be on display at the Altona gallery as a part of NAIDOC week; the celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples.
Mr Tarare said it was important for Aboriginal art to be shown because it gives people the chance to see it up close and also meet the artists.
“People are curious by nature and seeing this exhibition might inspire them to go and see another Aboriginal artist,” Mr Tarare said.
Louis Joel’s centre manager Jill Bilston is excited to get traditional art into the community, especially because the exhibition runs through the school holidays and she expects a lot of families to see it.