The celebration of Indigenous culture will continue this Thursday night at ANZ Stadium in the form of an Indigenous art display set to take centre-stage on the Western Concourse of the Club’s home ground.
Indigenous Leader, Dean Kelly, will join Elder, Athol Dixon in presenting a range of Indigenous artworks that will showcase the form and style of an artistic tradition that stretches back tens of thousands of years.
The pair will be on hand to explain and educate those present about the stories associated with the various works which will make up part of the display.
For Dean, the event is an opportunity to continue educating people about Indigenous culture.
“I was born on Gadigal country and I grew up and currently live in La Perouse,” said Dean.
“I am a Cultural Practitioner and enjoy sharing my knowledge about Aboriginal culture that was passed down through my family heritage.
“I like to educate all Australians about Aboriginal awareness programs, through cultural camps, artefact displays and workshops, bush walks and talks and training programs.
“I believe it is important for everyone to feel inclusive as Australians, in this beautiful country, as it has developed into a rich and diverse nation, which we all share together for our future generations.”
The display will be just one of many cultural activities that are set to take place at the Club’s own Indigenous Round clash, with Indigenous music, traditional dance and much more set to pepper celebrations.
The Rabbitohs themselves will run out to an Indigenous rendition of Glory Glory that will be played by descendants of the Muruwari People from Northwest NSW, the Doyle brothers – Matt and Glen.
The team will also wear a special jersey this week, designed by Sydney-based Indigenous designer, Nikita Ridgeway, and tells the stories of the Club’s Indigenous players.
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