SoutheastNOW is on at the East Gippsland Art Gallery from May 24 to July 6 and features a diverse collection of work from 17 Koorie artists living and working in Gippsland. In 2019 the reconciliation theme is ‘Grounded in truth – Walk together with courage’. This exhibition gives the local community and visitors to the area the opportunity to engage with art, stories, knowledge and artistic skill of emerging and established artists all with a connection to Gunai Kurnai Country. SoutheastNOW features a broad range of work from artists at varying stages in their creative careers from emerging artists like 17-year-old Chris Mongta to renowned established artists like Dr Aunty Eileen Harrison of Trafalgar. Other exhibiting artists include Zion Bradley Brown, Lee Darroch, Ronald Edwards-Pepper, of Morwell, Frances Harrison, Alfie Hudson, Rob Hudson, Brian O’Connor, Susan Martin, Narby Mullett, Alice-Ann Pepper, Patricia Pittman, Leslie Ritchie, Colin Thomas of the Latrobe Valley, Ray Thomas and Alan Solomon.