|The New England Regional Art Museum is pleased to announce that the Myall Creek and beyond exhibition is being sponsored by Armidale based business JNC Group.
“The support of leading local businesses like JNC is essential to the long-term success of the New England Regional Art Museum,” said Robert Heather, NERAM Director. “There is a close alignment between the aims of JNC Group with a strong commitment towards supporting the local community and NERAM activities such as the Myall Creek and beyond exhibition which will create a dynamic dialogue about important regional and national issues.”
JNC Group is a locally based majority owned indigenous enterprise that is Supply Nation certified and committed to social outcomes wherever they are working around the country. JNC Group utilises its experience in project management, and draws on the specialist skills of its sectors, to deliver solutions across a range of civil construction, infrastructure, signage, high level security fencing and commercial landscaping projects.
“Within the JNC Group we value our diversity. Equality forms part of our core values as we strive for excellence,” said Jeremy Blanch, Managing Director. “Across all levels of our organisation we grow with the stories and interests of our team; building a unified group based on integrity, respect and quality. Through a strong respect of different cultures flows a vibrant workforce that prides itself on excellence, innovation and collaboration. We proudly recognise that our strength is our people.”
“We are proud of the different cultures that flow within our vibrant workforce and respect the First Peoples of this land. JNC Group works across the nation, with our local office in the New England region of NSW. We acknowledge that we are on country of the Anaiwan, Gumbaynggirr, Kamilaroi and Dhunghutti people who are the traditional custodians the land on which we operate.”
“We are delighted to be working with the New England Regional Art Museum on this important project which is highlighting the history and resilience of the indigenous people of our region.”
The JNC Group family consists of eight companies working together to achieve excellence, innovation and quality. Together they are committed to giving back and supporting the wider community with 10% of their profits going directly into community projects across Australia. The JNC group is supporting a range of community projects throughout the region, to find out more visit their community website.
The exhibition Myall Creek and beyond will open on Friday 8 June 2018 and will feature a performance and video by David Leha (Radical Son) and Quarralia Knox as well as artworks by leading Aboriginal contemporary artists Robert Andrew, Fiona Foley, Laurie Nielsen, Judy Watson, Warraba Weatherall, Colin Isaacs, Jolea Isaacs, Julie Gough, Matthew Priestley (TBC) and the Myall Creek Gathering Cloak made by members of the local community working with Carol McGregor. The exhibition explores the artist’s responses to the Myall Creek site, the memorial event and the history of the massacre and its aftermath as well as its relevance to present day Indigenous people. It is being held as part of the commemoration program being organised in June 2018 for the 180th anniversary of Myall Creek Massacre.
The Myall Creek and beyond exhibition will be on show at the New England Regional Art Museum from Friday 8 June until Sunday 7 October 2018.