Nandjimadji artists help the community

16 July 2018

Cotton Tree was a hot spot on Saturday as the 2018 NAIDOC week celebrations continued.

Nandjimadji artist Tracey Nicholson gave her time and expertise to assist the local community in the Suncare art tent. Tracey demonstrated different techniques which were then adapted by children and adults to decorate a huge canvas mural.

The mural, to be donated to Carers Queensland, was pre-prepared by the Nandjimadji artists during the weeks leading up to the event to ensure the background was ready for the big day. And there were plenty of little fingers queuing up to add symbols, tracks and handprints to the canvas.

Craft and clothing stalls circled the entertainment area as live music filled the air; the crowd cheered on as hopefuls vied for the title of Murri Idol. Traditional dances were performed and So you think you can Didg was a hit with all who tried their hand at the ancient instrument. 

Through yarning with Tracey, four new artists showed interest in joining the Nandjimadji Art Group and Suncare’s First Peoples Cultural Lead Christina Fletcher was thrilled to sell some of the group’s paintings.

It was a fun day out for families as the winter sun shone over Black Swan Park, Cotton Tree.

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