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1965: The Freedom Ride in Pictures

16 February - 27 February 

In 1965 a group of students from the University of Sydney began a 14 day bus tour to research and publicise the plight of Indigenous Australians in regional New South Wales. Labelled a Freedom Ride, the journey reflected a global phenomenon of non-violent protests inspired by the American Civil Rights Movement. A significant moment for the Australian Freedom Ride occurred in Moree, when the Sydney students protested the segregation of the municipal pool and artesian baths.

This exhibition features a collection of photographs captured by the Tribune Newspaper during the Freedom Ride protests in north west NSW. The collection was kindly donated to Moree Plains Shire by the Search Foundation.  

NEW: 2015

5 January - 25 February 

Moree Plains Gallery has become known for its strong collection of contemporary Australian art. The Gallery boasts one of the most extensive collections of Aboriginal art in regional New South Wales and is building a significant holding of works by non-Indigenous Australian artists. This exhibition showcases a selection of the artworks acquired by the Gallery over the past three years. From landscape to abstraction, sculpture to drawing, the broad range of artists and styles offers a snapshot of the Collection’s diversity. 

The Moree Plains Gallery Collection is a community resource, built to benefit the people of Moree Plains Shire and visitors to the region. 

Image: Ann Thomson (b.1933) Untitled (1975) oil on canvas, 163 x 210. Presented to Moree Plains Gallery in 2014 by Katrina Rumley AM