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Common Ground 2007

On Australia Day weekend in 2007 the Lakes Entrance Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities came together to reclaim their own living culture and celebrate Common Ground.  For the first time in recent history, the Elders of the GunaiKurnai clans welcomed thousands of people, black and white to Tatungalung country.  The artwork included neon goanna’s, fire works and a giant bamboo installation of decorated with grass and painted totems of the GunaiKurnai clans.  The work was bound to the footbridge using fishing rope. Catherine Larkins collaborated with Lennie Hayes, Frances Harrison, Elaine Terrick, Vincent Lamberti and Indonesian architect in residence Eko Prawoto. Common Ground was a statewide Regional Arts Victoria project directed by Ian Pidd.

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Aunty Edie Terrick

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