02. 08. 2016
NAIDOC Week 2013/2014
Artists: Nancy Bates l John Baker
A performance at a NAIDOC week 2013 Elders lunch
Following on from the Laugh Yourself Well workshops, Nancy Bates and John Baker performed several songs produced in the song writing workshops at an Elders lunch in Murray Bridge.
The event was recorded by filmmaker Paul Gallash.
- promotion of key health messages to leaders in the Indigenous community
NAIDOC Week 2014
Artists: Bob Daly l Kalyna Micenko (Spinfx)
Umbrellas decorated with healthy living messages and ‘Healthy Me’ masks made
Working with the Keep It Corka team, schools and community organisations artists Bob Daily and Kalyna Micenko ran a series of art workshops. The workshops were designed to explored health and wellbeing issues for Aboriginal people through the creation of brightly coloured masks and the decoration of umbrellas. The umbrellas and masks were subsequently used to create a strong visual pressence at the 2014 NAIDOC week marches at Murray Bridge, Victor Harbor, Goolwa and Meningie.
More than 75 ‘healthy me’ masks were made and a total of 65 umbrellas decorated.
Agencies for umbrella workshops included:
- Meningie Aboriginal Self Help group (Meningie),
- Victor Harbor Aboriginal Youth Action Committee,
- Ninkowar (Murray Bridge), Elders Group (Victor Harbor),
- Ngarrindjeri Language group (Victor Harbor),
- ACCare Youth Justice group (Murray Bridge),
- Lakalinjeri Tumbetin Waal (Monarto)
Schools for Healthy Me Masks workshops included:
- Murray Bridge North School,
- Murray Bridge South Primary School,
- Fraser Park School,
- St Josephs School,
- Raukkan Aboriginal School
NAIDOC Youth & Families Day at Victor Harbor
- a vibrant visual presence for the Murray Bridge NAIDOC parade and other NAIDOC events
- health and wellness messages promoted to the broader community
- a strengthening of relationships with stakeholder groups