Legacy Reflections of Mabo

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery’s next exhibition, Legacy: Reflections of Mabo, to be held from Friday, 7 February to Sunday, 22 March 2020, explores visually expressed reflections of the man behind the game-changing Native Title Act, Eddie Koiki Mabo – and the impact of his achievements on Australia, 27 years on.

Curated by Gail Mabo – the daughter of Eddie, as well as Dr Jonathan McBurnie and Kellie Williams, this travelling exhibition brings together 25 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in the spirit of reconciliation.

Each artist has responded to an aspect of Mabo they were drawn to, whether it was his life, politics, activism or legacy. The artworks come together in surprising ways, with reverence, compassion, anger, sadness and respect, celebrating a man who was both a rebel and a dreamer.

Join the Gallery for the exhibition opening this Friday, 7 February from 6pm to 8pm. FREE ENTRY. All welcome.


Gail Mabo has been exhibiting artwork as an artist in her own right for over a decade. She also acts as her family’s representative for Eddie Koiki Mabo’s cultural legacy. Gail is a founding member of Murris in Ink (MII), a group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island printmakers who live and work in the Townsville region. The group works from Umbrella Studio and has been developing the artists’ skills as printmakers since 2008 through a series of masterclasses, workshops and artist residencies.

Come along to the Gallery on Sunday, 16 February 1pm to 3pm for a one-off opportunity to hear special guest Gail Mabo talk about the life and work of her father. FREE ENTRY. All welcome

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