Aboriginal heritage and culture shared through art at Terrigal

Aboriginal art works at Terrigal

Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council continues to strengthen Aboriginal cultural heritage through Stage Two of the Indigenous outdoor art exhibition at Terrigal.

Following the completion of Stage One of the Painting of the Hoardings Project in July 2014, Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) has now commenced work on Stage Two of the plan at Terrigal.

The first saw almost 100 aluminium panels decorated in Aboriginal artwork and installed along the cement hoardings that line the footpath at Terrigal.

Due to the overwhelming success of Stage One and the amount of positive feedback received from participants and members of the public following the launch, Gosford Council has gifted the remaining cement hoardings to Darkinjung.

Darkinjung CEO, Mr Sean Gordon said: “I am extremely excited to commence Stage Two of this project, especially after Stage One was such a success.”

For Stage Two, Darkinjung have invited local secondary schools, colleges, TAFE’s and the local university to participate in the project. In addition to students, Darkinjung is also opening applications for members of the public who would like to participate in the project who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

“It is going to be wonderful to see this project come together and we are very excited to complete this outstanding outdoor art exhibition for Gosford and the greater Central Coast community to enjoy,” Mr Gordon said. “One of the most exciting aspects of Stage Two is giving members of the public the opportunity to be involved.

“I look forward to seeing the different artwork that will be produced and I am thrilled that with this project, we are able to strengthen the connection between Aboriginal heritage and culture, through art, within the Central Coast region. “I would like to thank Gosford Council for allowing us to undertake this project.

“They have been a pleasure to work alongside and I am incredibly grateful for allowing us to share this with our community,” he said.

Stage Two of the project will see the last section of cement hoardings, which run from Crowne Plaza Terrigal into The Haven, covered in Indigenous artwork, completing the outdoor installation that will line the coast of Terrigal for years to come.

Media release,
10 August 2015
Ashleigh Milne,
Brilliant Logic