Connection to land and Interculturalism

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In October 2018 Maribyrnong City Council officially became a member of the Intercultural Cities Programme, an initiative of the Council of Europe. This event will open the third and final day Intercultural Cities Australasia Summit 2019 which has been developed in collaboration with the City of Melton and City of Ballarat. Collectively the three cities are a part of the Intercultural Cities Network, the network connects the Australasian context to 145 other multiplicities around the world.

This final day will start with focus on connection to land and Interculturalism. It will feature Smoking Ceremony at Footscray Community Arts Centre on the Maribyrnong river. The welcome will include information about the area’s traditional Owners and their continuous connection to country and interculturalism.

The event will include artist talk, conversation and weaving demonstration part of the Eel Trap Project. Created by Boon Wurrung artist, Mitch Mahoney and Mutti Mutti/Yorta Yorta and Boon Wurrung/Wemba Wemba artist Maree Clarke, Eel Trap is an 18-metre installation made of biodegradable materials on the Maribyrnong River.

Inspired by traditional Aboriginal Eel Traps and made of river reeds from the local area, this installation is an example of how we might we use Indigenous knowledge, science and art to continue our fight towards a sustainable future.


  • Thursday, 01 August 2019 | 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM


Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland Street, Footscray 3011  View Map

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