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Work to celebrate the language | Wyndham


Wyndham Council has announced that Gunditjmara artist Dr Vicki Couzens will be the lead artist for a public art project that will be installed at the Tarneit Community Learning Center.

A program titled Voice of the Land, Voice of the People, Voice of our Heart – Mother Tongue artwork will inform the creative design and development of the new sculptural work.

More than 200 members of the Wyndham community have so far been part of the consultation process and provided feedback to inform and develop the sculpture’s artistic portfolio.

Tarneit’s work will be part of the Mother Language Public Art Project, which includes other sculptures and works of art located around the world, including in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tbilisi, Georgia and at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Mrs Couzens is a Gunditjmara, Yoolongteeyt (cultural title) woman from the western quarters of Victoria.

She has worked in Indigenous community affairs for over 40 years in the areas of language revitalization, ceremonies, community arts, public art, visual and performing arts, and writing.

Wyndham Creative City portfolio holder Cr Marcel Mahfoud said the council has worked with the Victorian Bangladeshi Community Foundation to develop a public artwork that pays homage to the importance of language and symbolizes the linguistic and linguistic identity.

“The Town of Wyndham values ​​and values ​​the diversity of its residents and encourages them to celebrate their language and culture,” said Cr Mahfoud.

“This wonderful city is home to residents from over 162 different countries who bring with them different traditions, customs and languages ​​which contribute to the richness and dynamism of our city.”

See www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/arts-culture for more details.


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