Brimbank,
21
May
2019
|
03:21
Australia/Melbourne

Celebrate Reconciliation Week with launch of new Aboriginal art

Summary

You're invited to the unveiling of new Aboriginal artworks at Sunvale Community Park during National Reconciliation Week on Wednesday 29 May.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Lucinda Congreve invited Brimbank community members to join Council in honoring National Reconciliation Week, with a Welcome to Country by Aunty Joy Murphy-Wandin, a reflective walk, and tree planting.

“We are excited to unveil some new artworks by local Aboriginal artists Mandi Barton and Lee-Anne Clarke – The Five Elements.

“These artworks represent the five universal elements – spirit, water, fire, air/wind, and earth – and illustrate the traditional Wurundjeri culture within Brimbank.

“We’re honored to have these beautiful painted concrete and steel creations featured as part of a permanent installation at our much-loved Sunvale Community Park,” Cr Congreve said.

National Reconciliation Week is held each year from 27 May–3 June. It is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements, and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort.

This year the theme is “Grounded in truth, walk together with courage”.

In addition to the Welcome to Country and art unveiling, Brimbank’s Reconciliation Week event will include a reflective walk around the park, a tree planting, and plant giveaways.

All are welcome, and the activities and light refreshments will be offered at no charge.

  • Wednesday 29 May 2019, 10am-12 noon
  • Sunvale Community Park, Neil Street, Sunshine