The Warrnambool Art Gallery launches 'An Ever Present Universe'.

On show: Warrnambool artist Fiona Clarke has a new exhibition at the Warrnambool Art Gallery, titled An Ever Present Universe. Picture: Rob Gunstone

On show: Warrnambool artist Fiona Clarke has a new exhibition at the Warrnambool Art Gallery, titled An Ever Present Universe. Picture: Rob Gunstone

The Warrnambool Art Gallery is returning to the region’s cultural roots in launching its new family-friendly space in time for the holiday season. 

An Ever Present Universe will open on Friday, together with the Gallery’s other four new exhibitions.

This will be the first exhibition to launch within the creative hub’s new family learning space which features colours, sounds, and interactive apps suited to children aged 0 to 14.

“In here children can hear language, learn language and see illustrations done by Indigenous artists,” WAG curator Ren Gregoric said. “Pictures are hung at children’s eye level and the space is tactile, colourful and designed to awaken the senses.”

Warrnambool artist Fiona Clarke is presenting the star dreaming story of the Seven Sisters: a culturally significant creation songline amongst a large number of Indigenous Australian language groups.

Her artwork will feature with story in language and English by Vicki Couzens.