Monday, March 17, 2014

LENT Photo #12 Aboriginal Portrait Mural

   So how long has this mural been on the end of this Wickham building? It wasn't there 12 months ago and after that I'm not sure... I'm sure it relates to the area and maybe specifically to the Mulubinba Co=Op or the Awabakal presence in the area including the nearby Daycare Centre... stunning artwork at the end of Bishopgate St facing the beginning of Wharf Rd. I saw it today just as I was passing by and thinking about the UCA week "A Destiny Together" and what I was going to read this week...

Painted by Melbourne street artist Adnate as part of the "Hit Bricks" Festival 2013
Thanks Newcastle Street Art Facebook!!

   I'm early with this blog post as the Uniting Church enters a week of prayer and fasting connected with "A Destiny Together" and a Gathering tomorrow Tuesday on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra!!
   It's about recognising indigenous culture and issues and that our futures are intertwined... It's about 'standing with' and seeking to understand each other and participating in a better future beyond the negative aspects of the Federal Government's intervention in northern Australia, beyond 'the gap' in health and education, beyond the idea that genuine aboriginal people are all in the north... There are a few things this is connected to and are a continuation of...

There will be more to follow on this week!!

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