Geelong celebrates Reconciliation Week 2015
Geelong celebrates the rich culture and history of our indigenous community with a week full of special events and activities.
The highlight of the week will be an amazing projection display on the Geelong Town Hall. This is the fourth show after an incredible Christmas, ANZAC Centenary and Geelong After Dark displays earlier this year. The Reconciliation display begins at 6:00 PM on Friday the 29th of May and runs through until Sunday the 7th of June and will feature some wonderful Aboriginal themed imagery.
Reconciliation in the Park is a free family event not to be missed. This day is organised by Geelong’s Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative, the Geelong One Fire Reconciliation group, the Gordon Institute and our city’s library and gallery. Held in Johnstone Park on Sunday the 31st of May from 10:00 PM the day will feature plenty of family fun including storytelling, Aboriginal painting, basket weaving, dancing, music, and a free BBQ with damper and bush tucker tasting.
The entertainment line up for the Reconciliation in the Park will be sensational with plenty of indigenous acts scheduled to perform. Highlights include the Deadly Duo, The Louds, Craig Norman, the amazing Deadly Dancers and Norm Stanley with his didgeridoo.
The Courthouse Youth Arts Gallery is hosting a special art exhibition featuring works from Nathan Djerrkura. This exhibition runs from the 27th of May until the 9th of June and features some incredible works inspired by Buymarr, Nathan’s homeland in the Northern Territory.