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Art exhibition celebrates neighbourliness

The L.O.C.A.L. art exhibition opened on May 13 at the Orchard Gallery (South Sydney Uniting Church), Waterloo.

The show, curated by Catherine Skipper, featured 24 works by artists from Waterloo and Redfern. Svetlana Rodgers performed Ukrainian folk songs and Spanish guitar pieces, and Wordplay poets read from recently published work.

Catherine Skipper said: “In the face of the all-homogenising tendencies of globalisation, it has become even more important to foster a sense of belonging within local communities. Art is a very valuable tool in connecting people with each other …”

The show, in celebration of Neighbourhood Centre Week, was held in conjunction with Counterpoint Community Services. The occasion was an opportunity to say thanks and farewell to Counterpoint operations manager Bill Yan (formerly of South Sydney Community Aid) who has served the community for more than 14 years.

 

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