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Upcoming Events
For the Southern Cross Club
Spring Jazz Brunch Buffet
Blackwall Hitch Restaurant
5 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA  22314
(Near Chart House on the waterfront-behind the Torpedo
Factory in Old Town)
Sunday, April 3, 2016
12:00 – 2:00 pm

Cost: $45.50 per person
(includes buffet w/tax/tip)
Plus $1.00 Mimosas/$2.50 Bloody Marys

RSVP by email

Saturday, June 11th, 2016
Time and place to be advised
ANZAC Day 2016 Washington DC

Each year on the 25th April, Australians and New Zealanders commemorate ANZAC (Australian
and New Zealand Army Corps) Day to recognise the sacrifices that Australian and New Zealand
servicemen and servicewomen have made not only in defending their country, but in upholding
their nations’ longstanding commitment to peace and security. To mark this special occasion in
2016, the Australian and New Zealand Embassies are co-hosting a program of events. Two of
these events are open to the public and are the Dawn Service and Commemorative Church

DAWN SERVICE Monday 25th April 2016 5:45am - 6:15am (please arrive by 5:15am) Korean
Veterans War Memorial 900 Ohio Drive SW Washington DC 20004

COMMEMORATIVE CHURCH SERVICE Monday 25th April 2016 10:30am - 11:30am (please be
seated by 10:00am) Washington National Cathedral 3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington
DC 20016 Parking is available in the Cathedral garage. Access is via Wisconsin Avenue.

Andrea Gavan

Samantha Orange
NZ Embassy

Lest We Forget

'Yimardoowarra: Artist of the river'
Australian Embassy, Washington DC. February-April 2016
Kluge-Ruhe Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville,
May - August 2016
'Yimardoowarra: Artist of the river' is a solo exhibition of leading Western Australian artist and
Aboriginal elder Loongkoonan. Aged 95 when she began painting in 2004, a selection of
Loongkoonan's works from the last decade are on display, capturing the Fitzroy River country of
the Nyikina people of the central western Kimberley region.
Loongkoonan was born around 1910 at Mount Anderson Station near the Fitzroy River. She is a
senior elder of the Nyikina people of the central western Kimberley region in Western Australia,
and the custodian of an expanse of traditional language and Law. In 2004 Loongkoonan began
painting through the arts workshop Manambarra Aboriginal Artists in Derby, Western Australia.
Her shimmering depictions of bush tucker and Fitzroy River country received immediate
acclaim, being exhibited in every state and territory of Australia. Her work has been influential in
inspiring a new generation of Nyikina artists. In 2006 Loongkoonan was awarded first prize in
the Redlands Art Award, and in 2007 she was awarded the Indigenous award at the Drawing
Together Art Awards at the National Archives of Australia. Her works are held in the collections
of Australian Parliament House, Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Berndt Museum of
Anthropology at the University of Western Australia, Macquarie University and the Department of
Indigenous Affairs in Canberra.      

Yimadoowarra is curated by Henry F. Skerritt and organized by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art
Collection at the University of Virginia and the Embassy of Australia, Washington DC.

Gallery @ Embassy of Australia
1601 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036
Open 10am until 2pm weekdays (except public holidays)
or by appointment
Photo ID essential for entry
For further information call 202.797.3000
or email