A meaningful candlelit march, warm fires and captivating local art will set the scene for the official opening of Yuin Country: Art and Land Revealed on Friday night.
The innovative exhibition features local Aboriginal artworks projected onto the front of Council’s administration building in Moruya every night of Reconciliation Week.
The exhibition’s official opening on Friday 25 May will kick off with a candlelit march organised by the Eurobodalla Boys to Men group to mark National Sorry Day.
Warm fires and hot soup will then keep patrons cosy as they view the images while listening to Uncle Ronald Callaghan play live music on the forecourt of the Council Chambers.
Council’s Coordinator Community Development Zoe Morgan said the special event was a partnership between Council and the previous Gulaga Board of Management.
“We hope this exhibition is a catalyst for forging connections and transferring knowledge across the whole community,” Ms Morgan said.
“The projections will be highly public and visible and will reinforce the significance of the stories of connection to land.
“It’s going to be a really beautiful way for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to come together, reflect on the reconciliation journey so far, and express what it means to them.”
Art submitted for the exhibition will be on display in the Council Chambers, Council’s executive offices and in Eurobodalla libraries throughout Reconciliation Week.
The Sorry Day March on Friday will begin at 5pm from the northern side of the Moruya Bridge. The official exhibition opening will begin at 6pm on the forecourt at the corner of Vulcan and Campbell Streets, Moruya.
Free buses will be provided for elders travelling to the event from Batemans Bay and Wallaga Lake.
For more information, or to book a seat on the bus, contact Council’s Coordinator Community Development Zoe Morgan on 4474 7470.
More information is at www.esc.nsw.gov.au/events
Above: “Sea” by Sonya Naylor is one of the artworks to be projected onto the wall of the Council administration building during Reconciliation Week as part of Yuin Country: Art and Land Revealed.