Huon Valley Council recently supported a rich program of events for NAIDOC Week at the Huon Valley Hub in Huonville.
This included an immersive opening ceremony in the Hub’s green space with a Welcome to Country from Bron Englert and smoking and ochre ceremonies
The occasion was also marked by the official opening of the neemiuah teggana nire/Mother Heart Heal group exhibition in the mobile exhibition space ARTBOX.
Featuring artworks from Nuenonne, Merlukerdee, Pinterraier and Lyluequonny women: Gemma O’Rourke (curator), Cassie Sullivan, Deb Cobern and Bron Dillon, the exhibition explored how we can heal country through basket weaving, shell-stringing, visual and contemporary art, and more.
Please see below a video of the opening:
The Huon Valley Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the South East Nation, the Melukerdee people of the Huon River and the Lyluequonny people of the Far South. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and culture, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.