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Jason Ridgeway features for NAIDOC week

08 November 2020

Jason Ridgeway features for NAIDOC week

Photo: Jason now has Artwork on display in Coastline's Art Hub, located within the Community Hub at 26 Smith Street, Kempsey.

We'd like to welcome Jason Ridgeway to our Art Hub. This new initiative is 100% free of charge, with all proceeds returned directly to the artist. Find out more here: https://www.coastline.com.au/community/art-hub/

Jason Ridgeway is featured in our Art Hub to help us celebrate NAIDOC week!
 
“I am a proud Dunghutti man. I was born and raised in Kempsey.
 
I started painting about 8 years ago. I was inspired by my surroundings and by the stories I was told by my elders and by my family.
 
I am a contemporary artist and I like to paint my experiences through life, what it has taught me and also about both traditional and present times. I cherish my culture. Every chance I get I like to get out and learn about the land and pick up on my culture and family history so that one day I will be able to pass it on to my children.
 
I love painting – it eases my mind when I think too much about life and what’s going on around me. It is soothing and a way to escape reality for hours at a time: it’s great to set the mind free and start feeling good about yourself again.
 
I take great pride in my work and in being an Aboriginal man. I love what I can create and being able to tell stories through my art is an awesome feeling.”

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