Grand Launch of Aboriginal Street Art Project

Greater Shepparton City Council in partnership with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Rumbalara Co-Operative are holding a Grand Launch of the Aboriginal Street Art Project on the morning of 23 May 2017. All are invited. In the afternoon, there will be Conversations on Extraordinary Lives about the extraordinary lives of Pastor Sir Doug Nicholls and William Cooper at Latrobe University.


 

Greater Shepparton City Council in partnership with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Rumbalara Co-Operative are holding a Grand Launch of the Aboriginal Street Art Project which will feature a series of murals dedicated to recognising the local Aboriginal People and the Aboriginal Culture and History within the region.

 

 

The launch will consist of:

  • Welcome to Country
  • Smoking Ceremony
  • Didgeridoo Ceremony
  • Singing performance by Lilly Walker
  • Mayor to speak
  • Nathan Lovett-Murray – Speech about Pastor Sir Douglas Nicholls
  • Leonie Drummond – Speech about William Cooper
  • Aboriginal Girls Dance group – Wannik Dancers

Event Details

When: Tue, 23 May 2017 Tuesday 23rd of May, 2017,
Time: at 11:30am
Location: Alleyway between GV Water and Shepparton Travel and Cruise – Fryers Street
Cost: FREE
RSVP: not necessary; everyone is invited.

This event is part of Shepparton’s National Sorry Day commemorations.

The Aboriginal Street Art Project will feature a series of murals and art placed around the Shepparton CBD which celebrates the local Aboriginal people and the Aboriginal culture and history within the Greater Shepparton region.

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Extraordinary Lives, Extraordinary People

Greater Shepparton Council, in discussion with the local Aboriginal community, noticed an interest amongst the locals in recognising significant figures who are not currently recognised within the region. Instead of the community putting their own hands up to potentially be featured within artwork, they felt it was much more pertinent to recognise their ancestors and significant elders that they look up to. The two names that emerged from consultation with the local indigenous community the most were Uncle William Cooper and Pastor Sir Douglas Nicholls.

Tuesday May 23rd is a very special day in Shepparton. It’s the launch of the mural of two extraordinary men, Uncle William Cooper and Uncle Doug Nicholls – men whose lives were dedicated to making a difference.

Following on from the launch, we invite you to join us in the afternoon to find out more about their remarkable achievements.

The lives of both men will be explored through conversations with Uncle Alf (Boydie) Turner (Uncle William’s grandson) and Bobby Nicholls (Uncle Doug’s nephew), film and stories.

Event Details:

Program: Conversations on Extraordinary Lives
When: 1.15pm Tuesday, May 23rd
Where: Room 101A LaTrobe University cnr Fryers and North Street – look for signs
Cost: Free
More Information: Bobby 0434 279 653 | Dierdre 5821 6600

 

 

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