The latest exhibition in the Artist Profile Series featuring new work by Ross Morgan, an Indigenous artist from Mooroopna, opened today at the Gallery Kaiela in Shepparton.
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Jeanette Powell congratulated both the artist and the gallery on the new exhibition.
"The Gallery Kaiela is a supportive environment for new and emerging Indigenous artists in the Shepparton area and I commend everyone involved in the organisation for their commitment to local Indigenous artists," Mrs Powell said.
"I would like to congratulate Ross Morgan on his first public exhibition, and I am sure it is the first of many successful shows.
"Ross's creativity extends to working across a number of mediums including painting and creating elaborate designs for his hand-made didgeridoos.
"Australia has a vibrant, internationally recognised Indigenous art scene that is helping to shape the way we understand ourselves and our country," Mrs Powell said.
Since opening in 2006, Gallery Kaeila has showcased the work of more than 50 Indigenous artists over the past six years.
"Like Ross, many of those 50 artists had their very first public showing here, at Gallery Kaiela," Mrs Powell said.
"I strongly encourage all Victorians to visit Gallery Kaiela and enjoy the opportunity to appreciate the skill and vision of Ross Morgan and other Indigenous artists."
The Artist Profile Series featuring the work of Ross Morgan will run at Gallery Kaiela 8 June through 31 July.
Gallery Kaiela is a not for profit incorporated association that supports Aboriginal artists in Shepparton and the Murray Goulburn Region.