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Yarra seeks community artists for monument to Stolen Generations

Date: 4 August 2016

Yarra City Council is seeking expressions of interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with links to Victoria to develop a creative outdoor work to commemorate the Stolen Generations and their families.

The Stolen Generations refers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who were forcibly removed under past racist government policies from family, community, traditional culture and country. The Stolen Generations can also refer to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples who were placed in care and denied their family, community, traditional culture and country.

The Stolen Generations Marker will be a tribute to the Stolen Generations and their families and it will stand as a reminder of the ongoing impacts of past racist government policies on the Aboriginal community today.

The Stolen Generations Marker will honour the struggles of the Stolen Generations as well as acknowledge the resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, communities, clans and groups who seek to heal from the past. The project will also promote awareness of the Stolen Generations in the broader community.

The Stolen Generations Marker will be launched in 2017 to mark the 20-year anniversary of the historic handing down of the Bringing Them Home Report.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists interested in contributing to or developing the Stolen Generations Marker will be required to provide contact details as well as a CV and a short statement (100 – 500 words) about their practice.

Expressions of Interest close on Monday 26 September 2016.

Read more on the City of Yarra website

Archie Roach peforming in the City of Yarra

Archie Roach peforming in the City of Yarra

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