Y is for Yinnar, Victoria; Yass in New South Wales; and Yuendumu in the Northern Territory

Continuing the A-Z of Australian country towns with attendant haiku, the penultimate post is for the letter Y. Today’s posts seem to have an internal, accidental theme of art and artists. I hope you enjoy this one.

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Yinnar is pronounced with the emphasis on the second syllable. It’s a small but growing community in Central Gippsland and home to a range of local artists. It’s located off the main road from Morwell to Leongatha but lures the traveller in to see what’s new.

On our frequent trips to Canberra from the Riverina, Yass was a good stopping point. Today, the highway bypasses the town, but the food and wine still provide good reasons to break the journey or to stay overnight before the onslaught of a day in the Nation’s Capital.

A colony of Indigenous artists has gathered at Yuendumu to form possibly the most successful Aboriginal-owned art centre in Australia. Volunteers are welcome here and the art work can be purchased on line. The web site offers an interpretation for each art work to help the novice understand the cultural significance of the piece.

Exploring Gippsland?
Artists’ exhibitions at
Yinnar collective.iphone vaughn's wedding et al 161

Book-lined coffee house,
glass, art, Yass’ countryside:
bucolic life style.

artists work, live, teach and play
in Yuendumu.

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