ECLC was thrilled to have over 170 guests and staff at its #ECLCVPD2023 dinner last night. It was an amazing night that began with a beautiful Welcome to Country by Aunty Zeta Thomson, a moving musical storytelling performance by world-renowned Larrakia artist Ash Dargan; Keynote address by Gunditjmara man Rueben Berg, who all inspired & educated the ECLC community of the importance of listening to and supporting #FirstNations leaders and communities.
Eastern Community Legal Centre acknowledges the generous contribution and support from event sponsors Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and Robinson Gill Lawyers. Sponsorship allows the Centre to subsidise the cost of tickets to the dinner. No profit is made by Eastern Community Legal Centre.
‘BUNJIL’S WINGS’ Simone Thomson, Wurundjeri / Yorta-Yorta artist
ECLC is so privileged to have collaborated with Simone Thomson, Wurundjeri / Yorta-Yorta Artist in creating the Bunjil’s Wings artwork. Read more about this stunning artwork below:
In the time of Creation, Bunjil the Wedgetail Eagle flew across Country staring down to all that he created – his rivers, his mountains, his valleys and bushland. His great wings spanned far and wide protecting his people and creation.
Just as Bunjil’s wings spreads across Country with a protective presence, Eastern Community Legal Centre imparts a shield of security to its broad reach of community symbolised by the plumage of Bunjil’s wings – the outer feathered curves.
This broad reach of people is depicted inwards by the centric yellow mounds characterising the diverse communities ECLC represents. The rivers, mountains, valleys and bushland encompassing these communities are signified by the line work that tapers inwards.
The Eastern Community Legal Centre family are represented by the inner yellow ‘U’ shapes gathered around the central Meeting Place that is ECLC, they are enfolded by Bunjil’s mighty wings.
Wurundjeri / Yorta-Yorta
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