The Indigenous art project ‘Togetherness’ was officially unveiled during a ceremony at the Rosedurnate Aged Care Plus Centre in September, 2016. The new artwork entitled “Unity – Ngumba-da,” is the combination of the English and the local indigenous Wiradjuri language for Unity – togetherness.
Prominent local indigenous artist Scott ‘Sauce’ Towney together with artist Sean Cassidy worked with our Rosedurnate Aged Care Plus Centre residents and local pre-school children from Parkes Early Learning Centre to create a large mural to hang in the entrance of the Centre.
Lloyd Barber, an Indigenous resident of Rosedurnate Aged Care Plus Centre made his mark by creating a triangle with his handprints, symbolising unity, which was followed by the handprints of the pre-school children and other residents.
Centre Manager for Rosedurnate Aged Care Plus Centre, Leona Fisher was delighted to see such an impressive work of art. “It is great to see our Indigenous residents engaging with other local indigenous people and artists within the community,” she said.
We would also like to thank Indigenous artist Sean Cassidy for donating one of his own artworks to the residential aged care centre to further cement the Centres’ commitment to Unity with all cultures and beliefs.