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Open – Wellington Progress Association’s mosaic panelled toilet block, Bakers Reserve, Wellington, Saturday, June 17, 2017.
Standing next to her Wellington Progress Association Ngurunderi Dreaming mosaic panel, one of four outstanding artworks – Ngarrindjeri Elder Rosslyn Richards of Wellington, Bakers Reserve, Wellington, Saturday, June 17, 2017.
Some of the artists, Ivy Kluske, Eileen Newbery, Judy Oliver, Josie Radford, Yvonne Przibilla and Jennifer Wightman all of Wellington at the opening of their Wellington Progress Association mosaic panelled toilet block, Bakers Reserve, Wellington, Saturday, June 17, 2017.
Opening proceeding with a haunting Didgeridoo rendition at the opening of the Wellington Progress Association’s mosaic panelled toilet block at Bakers Reserve, Wellington, Ngarrindjeri Elder Owen Love of Wellington enjoys the crowds comments on his town’s exceptional mosaic artworks, Saturday, June 17, 2017.
Vicky Crowley and Councillor Karen Eckerman both of Wellington, proudly standing next to Wellington Progress Association’s mosaic panel three, one of four outstanding artworks Bakers Reserve, Wellington, Saturday, June 17, 2017.
Words by Vicky Crowley of Wellington
Local project epitomising this aspiration
Ngarrindjeri Elder and artist Rosslyn Richards individually created the first panel depicting the story of Ngarrindjeri and his creation travel along the river. Her panel also features as a magnificent Pondi (Murray Cod).
Three other panels tell the story of Wellington since Captain Charles Sturt rowed its length. They feature iconic Wellington, its unique natural and built environment including the twin palms, the historic Wellington Hotel and Courthouse, the ferry, jetties, boats, bird and animal life. These panels were created through many hands led by the drive and energy of Jennifer Whiteman and Yvonne Pryzabilla in particular, and mentored and guided by mosaic artist Eileen Newbery.
Come and see the mosaics at Baker Reserve – they are truly beautiful and show Wellington’s current level of immense community spirit.