Come along and see the incredible photographic works featuring local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women on display at a special exhibition called ‘Honouring women of the West’.
The exhibition celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the West features 24 portraits chosen for display as part of NAIDOC Week (8-15 July 2018).
The photographic exhibition is open for viewing at the St Albans Community Centre on Princess Street, St Albans. It will then tour other locations throughout western region municipalities.
Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice said this unique exhibition captures the inspirational portraits of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their contribution to local communities.
“This is a great opportunity for everyone to come together and support Brimbank’s local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
“Brimbank Council is committed to ensuring the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal people are celebrated throughout the municipality.
“We encourage a supportive, inclusive and respectful environment for all our community members.
“This year’s theme - ‘Because of her, we can!’ - is particularly poignant. It is not only a chance to celebrate the triumphs of Indigenous women, but to recognise the importance of continuing work to reduce adversities still experienced by Indigenous women in our communities,” Cr Giudice said.
NAIDOC Week is celebrated across Australia each July in recognition of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The photography exhibition is run by Western Health and proudly supported by Brimbank City Council, Maribyrnong City Council, Moonee Valley Council western region councils and Local Aboriginal Network.