Men and their sheds
Wednesday, 3rd July, 2013
By Emily Roberts
As part of the NAIDOC Week celebrations and to promote the Indigenous men’s group; an open day is being held today.
In February, the Warra Warra Legal Service developed an Aboriginal men’s group which runs on Wednesday at the Centre for Community.
One of the organisers, Anthony Hayward said the men who participate in the group had been focusing on doing art and other things during their time in the shed.
“We are having an open day, down here,” Anthony said.
“There will be a free sausage sizzle, displays of the projects, music and I will play the didgeridoo.”
Anthony said it was a good opportunity for the community to see what the group was all about.
“They will be able to get a better idea,” he said.
“We have been getting good numbers to the group. One really big thing we have happening is one of the guys is exhibiting his work.”
Anthony said the exhibition will be at the Regional Art Gallery on Friday.
“The other participants have just been working on their own projects,” he said.
“They love the opportunity to have time for themselves - some really good things have come out of it.
“They feel comfortable and welcome which is important for us.”
Everybody is welcome to the open day. The day starts from 10am and will run until 2pm.
“I would encourage people to come down and see some brilliant Indigenous art work,” Anthony said.