City celebrates with indigenous arts

Clint Bracknell.
Clint Bracknell.

A traditional flag-raising ceremony will be held in Central Park on Monday afternoon, accompanied by a performance by indigenous dance group Wadumbah Dance.

Later that night an exhibition by renowned Nyoongar artist Lindsay Harris will be opened at the blend(er) Gallery in Central Walk Joondalup.

The exhibition features artwork depicting the devastation caused by the clearing of land and following salt encroachment around the Wheatbelt town Kwolyin.

Guitarist Ulla Shay will perform at the opening of the exhibition, which runs until July 20.

On Tuesday a collection of Shakespeare’s sonnets will be delivered in Nyoongar by Kyle Morrison, followed by a musical performance by Clint Bracknell.

The free concert begins at 6.30pm. To register for the event phone 9400 4927.

In the lead up to Naidoc Week, six local schools have taken part in workshops focusing on Nyoongar language and culture, led by Kart Koort.

Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said it was important to recognise the contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have made to Australia.

‘The City of Joondalup |values the contribution of its past and present indigenous people and encourages all residents to join in the celebrations and learn more about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures,’ he said.

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