This term Xixi and Makiah got to unleash their imaginations in a series of colourful creative writing workshops run by the Sydney Story Factory. They’re among a group of 18 kids who attend after school programs with community organisations Weave and The Settlement in Redfern.
Under the guidance of one of Sydney Story Factory’s expert storytellers, and with the support of a group of volunteer tutors from Amnesty International, they created powerful poetry and explored Aboriginal culture. Their term of workshops culminated in this giant mural of words and images painted on a wall at The Settlement with the help of some professional street artists. Xixi’s and Makiah’s are just two examples of some great creative works that are now a permanent feature for all in Redfern to enjoy.
It was 1997 and Tjerk Dusseldorp was standing on the station in St Gallen Switzerland when he noticed a young man dressed in his Australian uniform, a medal around his neck. He was 22-year-old Grant Stewart, a plumber from Wollongong NSW and the day before he’d competed in the WorldSkills International competition.
Dusseldorp Forum acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia and the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we work and live. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past, present and future.