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Our Eora Journey begins

Our Eora Journey begins

Our Eora Journey begins

'Welcome to Redfern', by celebrated artist Reko Rennie and a group of young local Aboriginal artists, has transformed a terrace at The Block with vibrant graphic designs and murals of inspiring Aboriginal leaders.

This marks the beginning of our Eora Journey, a program recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, activism, community and culture.

'Welcome to Redfern' is one of 7 major public art projects for the Eora Journey.

Other projects include:

  • Place Projections – to reactivate the ‘memory’ of specific places and events in recent Aboriginal history at sites within the city centre.
  • Artwork in South Hyde Park honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who served their country.
  • Monument honouring the Eora nation near Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.
  • A walking tour of Redfern led by local Aboriginal people to share the history of the local area, telling stories of their own experiences and their families and other members of the local community.
  • A harbour walk using existing audio sources, oral histories and recreations for a narrated audio tour with reference to sites of Aboriginal significance.
  • Eora Journey Walking Trail – commissioned artworks along the walk will document the history of Aboriginal Sydney.

For more information visit eorajourney.com.au.

Caption: Artwork concept for 'Welcome to Redfern' by Reko Rennie, Redfern Terrace Street Art Project based on the engraving Pimbloy: Native of New Holland in a canoe of that country, 1804 by Samuel John Neele (1758-1824) from The Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery Performed in H. M. Vessel Lady Nelson, 1803-1804 by James Grant. Collection of the State Library New South Wales.

 

 

Last updated: Monday, 20 May 2013