Positive pride in Belconnen art show

!cid_image001_jpg@01CE83D2A multi-media exhibition by participants in the West Belconnen Child and Family Centre “Koori Kids” and “Yurwang Bullarn” (Strong Women’s) groups is opening today at Belconnen Community Centre.

A part of gallery@bcs RESPECT series, it has as its centrepiece a “Tree of Hands” with messages of reconciliation from the West Belconnen community.

Koori Kids is a group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 6 to 15 that meets weekly at the Child and Family Centre. This program is a culturally dedicated children’s program with a strong emphasis on mentoring and positive role modelling and delves into creative arts, music, physical education and cultural pride. The Strong Women’s Group is a group for women who are mothers and carers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children that provides the women with a place to pursue therapeutic, educational, artistic and social activities.

“Our Mob: Celebrating Through Art,” in gallery@bcs Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen,  9am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday until August 9. 

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