Shine for Kids: Colourful Dreaming Program
E3 art space: Friday 5 July - Sunday 14 July
Daniel Turtle Dreaming 2011, acrylic on canvas
As part of local community celebrations during NAIDOC Week 2013, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery in partnership with SHINE for Kids is proud to be showcasing an exhibition of Indigenous artwork created by the talented participants of the Colourful Dreaming program.
The SHINE for Kids Colourful Dreaming program uses the world of art to encourage the connection of imprisoned fathers to their children while expanding their view of themselves and their world. The program being run at Junee Correctional Centre has been instrumental in elevating the self-confidence of the men participating in the program. The children also benefit by being able to experience a renewed connection to community. Their eyes are opened to new experiences and learn more about their rich culture by creating artwork in a diversity of media.
Come along and meet Colourful Dreaming Wiradjuri Elder, Aunty Kath Withers and learn more about social justice initiatives at SHINE for Kids and how you can become involved in and support this not-for-profit community organisation.
Launch: Friday 5 July, 6:00-8:00pm
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
Family Fun Day
Elders Aunty Kath Withers and Aunty Pat Simpson will weave their magic and help you make your own little treasure to take away. Sit for a little or a long while and learn the basket technique of coiling.
When: Saturday 6 July, 10:00 - 2:00pm
Free event, all welcome!