Reconciliation Week at Art Mob
What is National Reconciliation Week?
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey– the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively. Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This exhibition starts with some post-colonial history, followed by some ancestral history and moves on to cultural (including religious) aspects from a diverse range of indigenous tribal areas. The simple process of having indigenous art in your home or workplace will assist with reconciliation. Euan stated in an interview recently: “We see Aboriginal art as a wedge that gradually opens understanding of culture, and we know that what we do is formative in stimulating respect.”