Shining A Light On Reconciliation

Posted 23 May 2019

Shining A Light On Reconciliation

Grounded in Truth Walk Together with Courage

City Hall has been transformed into an outstanding digital canvas to help mark this year’s National Reconciliation Week.

“National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.”

“Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”

Reconciliation Australia

More than 50 artworks produced by local Aboriginal children, students and artists will be projected onto City Hall and Barwon Water’s building forecourt in Ryrie Street from 24 May to 9 June (6pm – 11pm).

The Torch project will  be featured within the projections displaying approximately 30 works created by Aboriginal men from Barwon, Karreenga and Marngoneet prisons.

These highly detailed artworks portray expressions of colour, patterns and reflect personalities of each individual. You will have an opportunity to get a glimpse at these astonishing artworks, exhibiting at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre.

Reconciliation Week, held each year from 24 May – 9 June, aims to strengthen relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the broader community.

Reconciliation is about building relationships, respect, commitment and creating opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The City of Greater Geelong acknowledges Wadawurrung Traditional Owners of this land and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of the Greater Geelong community.

City of Greater Geelong, Lighting up of City Hall

Approximately 2400 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live in Greater Geelong today.

Whether you’re engaging in challenging conversations or unlearning and relearning what you know, this journey requires all of us to walk together with courage. This National Reconciliation Week, we invite Australians from all backgrounds to contribute to our national movement towards a unified future.

#NRW2019 Campaign

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