Published on 25 May 2022

Council celebrates National Reconciliation Week 2022

Be Brave. Make Change. is the theme for National Reconciliation Week 2022.

National Reconciliation Week (27 May–3 June) is an opportunity to learn about and reflect on our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how we can all contribute to achieving reconciliation.

Please join us for a great week of free events including:

Reconciliation Week Launch
Friday 27 May, 6pm–8pm
Glen Eira City Council Gallery, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield
Immerse yourself in an evening of music with Noongar singer Bumpy, surrounded by artworks from The Torch Confined 13 exhibition. The evening includes a Smoking Ceremony, Welcome to Country and Mayor's address.

Exhibition — The Torch Confined 13
Thursday 5 May–Sunday 5 June
Glen Eira City Council Gallery, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield
Presented by The Torch, the Confined 13 exhibition includes artworks by Indigenous artists currently in or recently released from prisons in Victoria. Confined 13 presents a strong visual metaphor for the over-representation of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system.

The Torch Confined 13: floor talk with Kent Morris
Friday 3 June, 1pm
Glen Eira City Council Gallery, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield
Join artist, curator and CEO of The Torch Kent Morris, accompanied by Torch artist and Indigenous Program Mentor Chris Austin for an engaging discussion about the Confined 13 exhibition.

Movie night — In My Own Words
Saturday 28 May, 7pm
Glen Eira Town Hall — Theatrette, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield
Heartfelt, sometimes painstaking but often funny, In My Own Words follows the journey of adult Aboriginal students and their teacher as they discover the transformative power of reading and writing for the first time in their lives.

Indigenous StoryTime
Wednesday 1 June, 11.30am
Carnegie Library and Community Centre — Boyd Room, 7 Shepparson Avenue, Carnegie
Join the library for a special StoryTime full of stories, songs and rhymes. With special guest Boon Wurrung Elder David Tournier.

Flora and Fauna Guided Tour
Thursday 2 June, 11am and 12pm
Mallanbool Reserve, Leila Road, Murrumbeena
Kulin Nation bushtukka woman Cassie Leatham will host this tour and share her extensive knowledge of traditional and medicinal uses of native plants.

Movie night — Bran Nue Dae
Thursday 2 June, 7pm
Glen Eira Town Hall — Theatrette, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield
Classic musical comedy-drama starring Ernie Dingo, Deborah Mailman, Hunter Page-Lochard and Jessica Mauboy.

David Arden
Friday 3 June, 6pm
Glen Eira Town Hall — Theatrette, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield
David Arden is a Gunditjmara/ Kokatha Storyteller & Songman, with more than 32 years on our stages. His poetic songs are inspired by his deep passion and connection to country, his family and upbringing.

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