National Reconciliation Week 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.
The City of Greater Geelong, in partnership with Barwon Water, Geelong Gallery, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, Geelong Performing Arts Centre and Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group are pleased to present a program of activities to recognise the journey towards reconciliation that requires all of us to walk together with courage.
A program of digital projections featuring artworks from local Aboriginal artists young will run each evening from Friday 24 May until Sunday 9 June from 6.00pm – 11.00pm at City Hall and Barwon Water in celebration of the strength and continuing culture of our local Aboriginal community.
In addition there are a range of activities at the Geelong Heritage Centre and Library, the Geelong Performing Arts Centre and Geelong Art Gallery.
Reconciliation in the Park, hosted by Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group, is happening at Johnstone Park on Sunday 2 June, a free family fun day celebrating local Aboriginal culture with activities, food and cultural entertainment.
In conjunction with the Johnstone Park event, the Geelong Gallery is hosting guided tours and a pop-up activity station with Aunty Bronwyn Razem.
Visitors to the Gallery can explore the immersive installation in which artist, John Wolseley and senior Yolgnu artist and clan leader, Mulkun Wirrpanda, extend their decade-long collaboration. Art lovers are then to take a tour to Barwon Water to view We see recognition—a children’s art exhibition.