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- Kapooka Open Day
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- Last Night at the Proms
- Crime Watch
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- The Day We Made Rain- Premiere Screening
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- New exhibition - MAP:me
- Bill Kerr Film Festival
- Summer Family Fun at the Museum
- The Curious Collection of Sylvia Seccombe
- Bill Kerr: The Boy from Wagga Wagga
- Echoes of the Past, Voices of the Future: German Settlement in the Riverina
- 2009 Bald Archys arrive in Wagga
- Do-it-yourself Musical Instrument Making Workshop
- Winning sky photos: the David Malin Awards
- Memento Mori Exhibition begins 14th March
- Thirteen: Faces of Edel Quinn Exhibition
- Box World: An Amazing Recycled City
- Tom Lennon Exhibit
- Museum Wins National Competition
- School holiday Museum Theatre Workshop
- Museum of the Riverina Mural Project 2008
- Winning Sky Photos
- Miss Wagga Exhibition Opens
- Dora Day Davenport Show
- Discover Your Own Migrant History
- From All Four Corners
- Young Migrants Paint Their Future Home
- Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
- The Capital Entertainment Centre
- Roseleigh Manor
Young Migrants Paint Their Future Home
Young African students have painted images of their new life in Wagga Wagga on a large mural to be unveiled in the Wagga Wagga Civic Centre next Tuesday, 17 July.
About 20 young people, from countries including Sudan, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Burundi and have worked with community artist Canny Kinloch to develop images of their experiences in Wagga Wagga.
Over a day and a half the students drew, painted and wrote of their feelings and experiences here and in their home country, culminating in a vibrant mural, to be unveiled at next Tuesday by Mayor Kerry Pascoe.
“The project was successful in celebrating the positive experiences the young people, most of them refugees, have had since moving to the city,” said Council’s Community Services Manager Janice Summerhayes.
“The friendliness of the people in Wagga Wagga was one thing that came out in the students’ drawings and words,” she said.
“The mural also shows the great pride these budding artists have in their own countries.”
The mural will be installed opposite the National Art Glass Gallery for six months, before moving to the Museum of the Riverina’s Botanic Gardens site.
The mural is a joint project of the Museum of the Riverina and
by Mayor Kerry Pascoe
Opposite National Art Glass Gallery,
Wagga Wagga Civic Centre, Morrow Street, Wagga Wagga
Mural will be unveiled and students present will receive certificates
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