Aboriginal artist, Russell Molony, will be holding a community art exhibition at the Grant Molony Gallery in Long Jetty from 6pm on November 8.
Better known for his prowess in the surf, Russ Molony is an eleven-time Wandiyali ATSI Indigenous Surf Classic champion who’s trading sand and sea for a paintbrush when he launches his exhibition, entitled BIRRUNG, at his brother Grant’s gallery.
The Molony’s grew up in The North Entrance and while Russ flourished in the Indigenous surf scene and Grant in the arts world, both brothers have dabbled in both surfing and the arts, with Russ having done a number of pieces for community centres, schools and organisations near and dear to his heart, like Take3 for the Sea.
According to exhibition coordinator, Angela Thomas, BIRRUNG will be a first for Russ.
“Meaning stars, BIRRUNG is a new adventure for Russ who has always had a deep connection to the land and sea.
“This is a free all ages exhibition and we’d love to see this bring the community together to embrace some local culture,” Thomas said.
Media release, Oct 1
Angela Thomas, Grant Molony Gallery