The exhibition, titled For Our Elders, is running until July 9.
It features the works of 13 Indigenous students/artists from St Joseph’s College, Echuca.
Echuca Moama Arts Initiative committee member Jenny Turner said the exhibition formed part of the NAIDOC Week festivities in the twin towns.
“The exhibition celebrates Aboriginal elders in our community with the portraits completed by Aboriginal students from St Joseph’s College,” Mrs Turner said.
“The students involved in the exhibition have a strong link to their elders, which is represented in the paintings.”
The exhibition includes pieces on notable figures such as Archie Roach, Aunty Vicki Walker, Vera Cooper and William Cooper.
St Joseph’s College student Annabelle shared why she painted a portrait of Vera Cooper.
“I chose to do a painting of Aunty Vera — she designed the paintings and floor artwork in the Echuca Hospital, where my mum works,” Annabelle said.
“Aunty Vera loved art and was strongly connected to her community, family and culture. I was inspired by her to include a long-necked turtle in my painting.”
The general public is invited to check out the official NAIDOC Week celebratory event at 2pm on Sunday, July 2.
The event includes a Welcome To Country, music, food, stories and much more.
Entry is free.
The building where The Foundry is located, at 13-17 Murray Esplanade, has a distinguished history.
It was formerly known as the Old Freeman’s Foundry building, which operated as foundry from 1952 to 1979.
It later became a mechanic’s workshop, with visible stains adding character to the renowned building.
The Foundry Arts Space is open seven days a week during the school holidays.
It is now taking expressions of interest for exhibitions, displays and events for 2024.