Featured image (left to right): left to Jimmy Aldridge, Shirley Aldridge, Liddy Stewart and Ossie Stewart
Some of you would have been lucky enough to see the Price’s Cafe exhibition when it first opened as part of the 2013 Eurobodalla River of Art festival. The exhibition has been seen in a number of towns. This year’s exhibition is the final showing of this extremely powerful piece of Moruya’s social history.
Don’t miss out! Come along to the Moruya Museum and step back into Price’s Cafe of the 50s and 60s. Right down to the juke box.
Price’s Café is a museum-style exhibition that celebrates Moruya’s social hub for Aboriginal people in the 1950s & 60s. Inspired by stories told to Aboriginal artist Cheryl Davison and with words by celebrated Australian author and historian Mark McKenna, the Price’s Café exhibition is presented by South East Arts.
“Price’s Café was one of the few places on the south coast where the Aboriginal community was supported and made welcome in 1950s Australia”, says Lindy Hume former Chair of South East Arts. “Even Jimmy Little was known to drop into Prices to play the jukebox – it’s an extraordinarily important story which we are very proud to be supporting.”
South Coast Aboriginal artist, Cheryl Davison, developed the idea for an exhibition through conversations with Elders and felt this significant moment in history should be celebrated.
The exhibition features interviews, archival photographs and a re-created café setting developed by South East Arts. Text by leading Australian author Mark McKenna, recipient of the 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Award, provides the historical context.
20 May – 27 July 2016
11am to 1pm Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Special Opening Hours during Eurobodalla River of Art
11am to 4pm
21, 22, 27, 28 & 29 May
Group tours available, by appointment.
Phone Brian 0418 235 882