In Hindsight

In Hindsight, an exhibition acknowledging National Sorry Day and the stolen generations, is on display at Time Out on Emmett until late June. Picture: Ashleigh Force.

Art. A unique cultural exhibition commemorating the stolen generations is on display at Time Out on Emmett.

In time with National Sorry Day (Tuesday May 26), the Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation project saw locals gather for weekly ‘healing art therapy’ workshops over six weeks, with the theme ‘Heal Our Past, Build Our Future, Telling Our Stories’.

In Hindsight features pieces and contributions from 23 locals of all ages: the youngest five-years-old.

In creating the tribute, participants were able to share their stories through the use of oil paint on canvas and other artistic mediums.

“This creative outlet allows for the ongoing healing of an Aboriginal person by acknowledging the past, and how the past affects the present,” CHAC drug and alcohol educator Rannane Zanker said.

The workshops focused on three key points:

• Aboriginal culture may flourish through the creation of art and artistic expression;

• Sharing stories and the passing down of information actively validates and celebrates Aboriginal culture; and

• The importance of togetherness and relating to one another is culturally significant.

In Hindsight was officially opened on Monday and will be on display until Thursday June 25.

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