Aboriginal Programs

Meeting Place

June – November 2003

Meeting place came from the local Aboriginal community expressing a desire to have a symbolic ‘meeting place’ by the lake.

It was agreed by the group that the work should evolve as a cultural partnership and comprise local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal stories about the historic and contemporary use of the site. The work was made during a series of workshops, with the artists and community members sharing skills and stories, and took the form of a mosaic wall and garden centred around a stylized ceramic midden.

The finished work was dedicated to the late Uncle Cyril Archibald, well-respected Elder and supporter of the ARG, and was launched at the Lake’s Edge festival amidst great celebration and community cultural activity.

Artists:

  • Jim Ridgeway
  • Sue Stewart
  • with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community members

A gallery project in consultation with the ARG, supported by Arts NSW’s Community and Cultural Development Program

Artwork: Meeting place 2003 (detail)

Launch of Meeting place 2003 (detail) at the Lake’s Edge festival weekend