Logan's Art Gallery wins national award

LOGAN'S Art Gallery was awarded with the Temporary or Travelling Exhibition award at the Australian Museums and Galleries Association's national conference and awards night on Wednesday.

ACCOLADE: Logan City Council's Robyn Daw and Annette Turner were presented with the award from Australian Museums and Galleries Association.

ACCOLADE: Logan City Council's Robyn Daw and Annette Turner were presented with the award from Australian Museums and Galleries Association.

The award recognised the He kakano ahau exhibition which showcased contemporary Maori arts and culture in October and November last year.

Logan City Council Community services director Katie Barton-Harvey said the accolade came five months after Logan's suite of five public art and heritage trails won the state-wide Gallery and Museum Achievement award.

"We are extremely proud to have our art gallery and the work of Logan's creative community recognised in this way," she said.

"He kakano ahau was the result of an extensive period of planning and consultation.

"This long-term project was designerd to highlight and celebrate the various cultural influences that so richly contribute to Logan's diverse community and to foster closer relationships between council and these cultural groups."

The exhibition featured work from local Maori artists including Cheremene Castle, Jackie Hawkins, Tania Hapai Heta, Leona Morete Mihimai Nikora, merri Randell, Teraimana Tahiata and Allen Vili with project coordination from Amy Clarke.

Each artist addressed the theme of celebrating ancestral connections and Maori culture and traditions.

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