Home // Northern Rivers News // PAINTING MARKS RECONCILIATION WEEK

PAINTING MARKS RECONCILIATION WEEK

Construction on the Lismore Base Hospital redevelopment stopped momentarily this afternoon, so indigenous artist Gilbert Laurie could present staff a painting.

Work on the canvas piece began during reconciliation week celebrations last year.

“The echidna and the platypus, represents the local area of the Widjibal clan group, and the other symbol up in the corner, represents the three brothers.”

“It was really the acknowledgement of the country we, we all walk upon and share with.”

“It’s just, it’s beautiful, and the gesture behind it, is even more amazing.”

The painting will eventually hang on level four.

(AUDIO IN PARTS)

text will be replaced

About Sam Burbury

avatar
Sam Burbury completed his Bachelor of Journalism at Bond University on the Gold Coast, before joining NBN's Lismore newsroom as a reporter in November 2015.

Check Also

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE SOUGHT TO HELP FIND MISSING MAN

Police are seeking public assistance to help locate a man missing from the Casino area, …

INVESTIGATION CONTINUING AFTER NORTH COAST MOTORCYCLE CRASH

Police are investigating the circumstances which led to a single vehicle motorcycle crash on the …

MUSTARD STUDY HEATING UP

Plant scientists from Southern Cross University are working to breed more potent mustard varieties. If …

DESPERATE BID TO SAVE NATIVE FORESTS

Local land care groups say our native forest are staring down an imminent death if …