G-lish Foundation will be part of this day, this Sunday! We hope to see you there for this brilliant experience. This is an excerpt from Destination NSW's Sydney site about the day in which First Hand Solutions, a fantastic Sydney-based Aboriginal social enterprise gives us, Sydney-siders, and Australians and visitors from all over a very simple way to experience Aboriginal culture right here in Sydney.
"Experience authentic Aboriginal culture at the First Hand Workshops and Markets launching on Sunday, 2 March, at Bare Island, La Perouse in Botany Bay.
The island, accessible by footbridge, will be transformed into an Aboriginal arts festival on the first Sunday of every month.
Practice the healing Djaadjawaan dance, create your own shell art or discover how to make a traditional spear in one of the many workshops on offer.
Dean Kelly leads spear making workshops. Image courtesy of First Hand Solutions.
Kids can learn too on a Catch N Cook tour that covers bush-tucker, fishing and boomerang throwing as well as Dream-Time storytelling. A grown ups’ Catch N Cook tour focuses on how Aboriginal culture is integrated into the natural environment and Aboriginal history past and present."
Bare Island, Botany Bay, very close to the airport in Sydney. Image courtesy of uts.edu.au
Sarah Martin, one of the co-founders, and I attended the School for Social Entrepreneur's Sydney Accelerator Program in 2013 and discovered a mutual love of supporting artisans in our respective communities.
G-lish Foundation is honoured to be able to show the work of women in Ghana beside the work of Aboriginal artisans from Australia--two extraordinary cultures coming together on the edge of Sydney, Australia.
We hope to see you there this Sunday!You may want to follow us on Instagram, Gayle Pescud and Godwin Yidana where we upload images of our work, photos from West Africa and tell stories of how it all came to be.