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Aboriginal Art to be Displayed in New York – (Moorditj Mag)

Thursday 2nd May / presented by Nick Abraham Jim Morrison

Some incredibly beautiful detailed pieces of Indigenous art are to be put on displayed in a showcase all the way overseas at the Picker Art Gallery located in New York's Colgate University- all in part of celebrating the universities Bicentennial anniversary.

The Koolanga Boodja Neh Nidjuuk (Children Looking and Listening on Country) exhibition is expected to be seen by thousands, with the art pieces created by children of the Stolen Generation (a period in time where young Aboriginal children were removed from their families and thus placed into government-funded institutions, one such being the Carollup Native Settlement in W.A).

Representations of some of Australia's biggest Indigenous communities were invited to the event and encouraged to share their thoughts and historically filled stories with the room.

One of those reps was Tony Handen., co-convener of the Bringing Them Home Committee, as well as a member of the Carrolup Elders Reference Group,
This morning Tony joined Moorditj Mag to tell us all about the exhibition and what went down over while he was in New York, and what he took away from it...

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