The Namatjira Annex Reconciliation Mural (NARM) project is progressing well. We have brought together a group of Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal people who are keen to get paint on their brushes and with our Aboriginal Artist Brian, we are developing the idea of a design which will tell a story across a series of panels and allow individual people to incorporate their own creative ideas to parts of that story. We will be receiving the mural panels during the school holidays and in the meantime consulting with local Aboriginal Elders and inviting them to come along and guide us through the design process
We are hoping to have the mural ready to launch at the Werrington Festival on the 16th May 2010. If its not completely finished by then we will still celebrate it as a 'work in progress' at the Festival.
We are also planning to have an event (in additional to the Magnetic Places project) as part of NAIDOC Week in July 2010 to celebrate the mural and even more importantly the journey that we have been on, coming together to learn from each other and share our dreams of the past, present and future.