Anna Dowling artwork: Place for Reconciliation

Reconciliation Action Plan

Carclew’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was developed for over 12 months with a committee made up of a number of staff, Board representatives and external Aboriginal community members contributing to its creation.

Carclew RAP Launch

Carclew, or Tutu Karralikanungka (Looking out from above) is situated on Kaurna land. On December 7th, at the annual Dusk Arts Market, Carclew launched its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan.

Following a Welcome to Country by newly appointed Carclew Patron, Uncle Lewis Yerloburka O’Brien AO Fellow of Uni SA, Jamie Goldsmith held the crowd in awe as he performed traditional songs with both voice and yidaki.

Allan Sumner ceremoniously led the gathered crowd in procession with the Kurruru Dancers over to the newly installed Carclew Reconciliation Garden.

In celebration of Carclew’s inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan, Anna Dowling was commissioned to create the sculptural artwork “Place for Reconciliation”.  The ceramic symbols represent people coming together to yarn, spiritually and emotionally connecting with each other. As Allan Sumner placed the smoking coolamon on the artwork, Anna Dowling and Uncle Lewis together opened the garden and launched Carclew’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

Carclew’s Stretch RAP follows a long and encouraging journey, sharing perspectives with stakeholders, and is a reflection of the generosity of each person’s contribution. The development of the Carclew RAP communicates the long-standing commitment to arts and cultural programming for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young peoples as part of the organisation’s broader mission to nurture and respect the creativity of all young South Australians.


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