City of Cockburn celebrates 20th anniversary with sister City Split.

A photograph of the Old Town of Split by Boris Kragic blends with an oil painting of a Spearwood market garden by local artist Larry Mitchell.
A photograph of the Old Town of Split by Boris Kragic blends with an oil painting of a Spearwood market garden by local artist Larry Mitchell.

THE City of Cockburn will mark the 20th anniversary of its sister city relationship with the Croatian city of Split with an art exhibition and performance at Hamilton Hill’s Memorial Hall on July 25.

The exhibition will feature images of Split by Croatian photographer Boris Kragic and a collection of oils of local market gardens called the Spearwood Project by local artist Larry Mitchell.

Actors Jasynda Radanovic and Firdaws Adelpour will perform The Doll by Croatian playwright Miro Gavran, directed by Romana Petrusic.

Mayor Logan Howlett said the sister city relationship with Split recognised the many settlers who came to Cockburn from the former Yugoslavia at the end of World War II and the local Croatian community that continued to contribute to the City’s economic and cultural life.

“Croatian pioneers cultivated the growth of Cockburn and our cities share a rich market gardening history,” he said.

The exhibition will be open for viewing 10am-3pm on Thursday and Friday, July 26-27.

The play is presented by Croatia House and the Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia. It will be performed on Wednesday, July 25, at 7pm.

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