The community is invited to join local artists and weavers to recognise and celebrate Reconciliation Week on Sunday at Alexandra Park.
Stepping Black is organising the weaving and painting event to raise awareness and bring the community together to celebrate at the start of Reconciliation Week.
Director Zona Hussey-Smith said this year’s theme was Be a Voice for Generations, which encouraged all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation through their everyday lives.
“Our event will not only celebrate Reconciliation Week, but it will bring attention to the voice of generations,” she said.
“First Nations history and culture is told through art as it connects people through stories and family.
“This will be a hands-on showcase of First Nations arts and artists with a focus on reconciliation, which is important for everyone.”
Zona said National Reconciliation Week was a time for all Australians to learn about and share history, cultures, and achievements with one another, for the work of generations past and the benefit of generations future to create a equitable and reconciled country for all.
She is encouraging friends and families from all walks of life to join in the community celebration.
“The whole community is invited to come along and contribute to the art piece,” she said.
“Bundaberg is an important place where the land meets the sea and our community is invited to join in and add to the story through the artwork.
“There will be a chance to learn with local weavers Karen Pearce and Elder Aunty Jan Williams, who will bring their voices, and artist Nicole Wone will also be painting.”
Stepping Black’s Be a Voice for Generations painting and weaving event is funded by the Queensland Government.
There will also be a variety of children’s activities supported by Bush Kids.
Reconciliation Week – weaving and painting event
When: 10 am to 1.30 pm on Sunday 28 May
Where: Alexandra Park, Quay Street, Bundaberg
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