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The Mosaic Mural - Change & Adaptation project Country Arts SA
18 Nov 2014
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Change and Adaptation is a 3 year partnership program connecting arts, health and the environment. It was established with the awareness that change is the biggest driver in the contemporary world.

This project is a Change and Adaptation partnership between Country Arts SA, Southern Adelaide, Fleurieu, Kangaroo Island Medicare Local (SAFKIML). This Indigenous public art project (a mosaic mural) designed by Mike Tye was installed in January and February and launched on 16th May 2014. Many of the local Ngarrindjeri community were in attendance and are pleased with this very public display of their journey of healing through such a visible artwork. Mike mentored Aboriginal artist Didge McHughes throughout this project.

The design was developed in consultation with South Coast Ngarrindjeri/Ramindjeri Elders telling the story of Aboriginal health from traditional times through colonisation to modern day. Its symbolism incorporates the good times and the bad times in the Ngarrindjeri story. The weaving pattern symbolizes connection among all things. It invites us to connect and maintain hope that the environment and Ngarrindjeri culture will thrive into the future. The mural sits outside the Victor Harbor Medical Centre, Old Court House in Victor Harbor. The design is dedicated to Aunty Eileen McHughes and Ngarrindjeri elders past, present and future.

Funded through The Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Communities Partnership Initiative with Country Arts SA and contributions from project partners.
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Activism Environment Health Indigenous Older People Public Art Storytelling Visual Arts Artist CACD practitioner Emerging Artist Govt worker Teaching Artist
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