CREATIVITY IS FOOD FOR THE SOUL
A space for members of the community to gather and participate in art and craft activities in an informal social group:
This is an initiative of The `Muruku Art Group’ which is a community development programme of Mossman Support Services. The key members of the group have been involved for up to ten years and are the initiators of this project.
Funding was received from the Aboriginal Benefits Foundation, a not for profit involved in Indigenous Art and Culture, also the North Queensland Regional Aboriginal Corporation Languages Centre in Cairns, who provided costs towards the printing of the books and were very supportive of the project.
The set of four books was created for 2017 NAIDOC Week celebrating `Our Languages Matter’. The project aim was to retrieve, maintain, preserve and protect Indigenous language by ensuring young children have access to culturally appropriate material. The booklets contain simple and grammatically correct sentences in Kuku Yalanji with illustrations provided by talented local artists.
We now are pleased to share a recording of the books. The reader is Clare Ogilvie, a Yalanji Elder. We acknowledge, and thank Michael Kerr and Clare Hawse from the Clink Theatre, who donated their time and resources to enable the reading of the books in language to be recorded.
engagement in the local community
delivery of arts projects into the community
guidance and skill sharing
workshop with guidance Mondays 9.30 am onwards
20 Mill St, Mossman