VOTE #1 for ‘Wollondilly Dreaming’ | My Community Project

Southern Tablelands Arts is thrilled to be sponsoring this significant community art project. Through hard work and perseverance this project has successfully moved to the voting round of the My Community Project funding program.

What’s this project about?

– A new engaging activity for NAIDOC week 2020; thirty children learning the Dreaming story, contribute to painting, share with their families. ‍ – Employment for local artists. ‍ – Bringing the Indigenous and non-Indigenous community together. ‍ – Promoting cultural awareness and unity, through Aboriginal art and culture. ‍ – A culturally significant area for local Aboriginal people. ‍ – Free art and culture workshops for thirty primary school aged children. ‍ – Encouraging cross cultural understanding with participants and their families.

– Children participating will further develop their knowledge and understanding of local Aboriginal culture, art and symbols. ‍ – Pavement artwork will significantly enhance the visual appeal and add to the experience for walkers & visitors of the Wollondilly walkway. ‍ – An enduring and powerful reminder of the children and community of Goulburn coming together to celebrate the importance and preservation of local Aboriginal culture. ‍ – SES cooking a free community BBQ, providing water safety information.

23/9/18- Community engagement & consultation with schools, Council & local organisations. ‍ 15/2/20- Engaging participants, promoting & supplies. ‍ 6/6/20- Workshop, parent permission signed, Artists Monica Bridge, Rebecca Moon, Jodie Munday, Photographer Adriana Mendivil. 30 children. ‍ *20/6/20- Workshop, Artists, 30 children. ‍ *22/6/20- Site Preparation – Artists. ‍ *5/7/20- 30 children painting pavement artwork, assisted by artists, 15 local Aboriginal Yr 11 & 12 students & volunteers. Acknowledgement/Welcome by Pejar LALC, SES Free BBQ, Goulburn AECG, Photo/video documentation Adriana Mendivil.

Why should you vote for this project?

  • To celebrate Goulburn’s local Aboriginal stories, culturally significant sites & employ young Indigenous Artists. Enhance the visual appeal of the walkway.
  • Young people are our leaders of the future & will carry the knowledge & experience gained in this project into adulthood.
  • Free art/cultural activities aimed at primary school children, who are 18.5% of Goulburn’s total population & 33.6% of their Aboriginal population.

For full details on the program and how to make your vote count, visit mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au.

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