NAIDOC arts project funds
Three Southern Riverina schools will each receive a share of $4800 from the NSW Government for 2019 NAIDOC Week.
Finley, Berrigan and Tocumwal’s public schools will work with a renowned Yorta Yorta artist and elder to develop and create an installation in recognition and celebration of Indigenous culture of the area.
Tocumwal Public School principal Darren White said the school had proudly organised and hosted NAIDOC Day celebrations involving students from TPS and Sacred Heart.
‘‘The students have already had the opportunity to participate in indigenous games, cook and taste food and create an art installation at TPS, so the school is excited for the opportunity to develop and create another installation that will be unveiled during NAIDOC Week next year,’’ Mr White said.
‘‘It will be a wonderful addition to our celebrations and a permanent recognition of the indigenous culture of our area.’’
NSW Member for Murray Austin Evans said it was tremendous to hear that so many talented regional artists are being supported through the fund.
The project is funded thought the Country Arts Support Program.