Murama Healing Space Project

This NAIDOC Week we’re excited to showcase the fantastic work that Murama and the Sydney Olympic Park Authority have been doing in Western Sydney.

In 2018 they received Create NSW funding through the Western Sydney Making Spaces initiative to develop the Murama Healing Space. They shared this awesome video capturing the launch of their recent Healing through Belonging exhibition at Sydney Olympic Park. Check it out!

The Healing through Belonging art exhibition at the Murama Healing Space, Newington Armory took place over three weekends in June 2019.  The exhibition contained more than 100 works from 30 artists, most of who are from our Aboriginal community.  The event also featured three Indigenous dance groups using the Dance Ground – a new piece of cultural infrastructure built with funding from Create NSW.  This wonderful celebration of Indigenous heritage, healing and kinship has been very well received by community, customers and stakeholders, aptly timed to coincide with National Reconciliation Week and the launch of Sydney Olympic Park Authority’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

Whilst the exhibition has concluded, strong relationships with the community have been forged and future opportunities are being explored through a community governance structure for the Murama Healing Space.  The community governance structure would enable shared decision making with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community (through the Murama Cultural Council) to guide and activate these cultural assets now and into the future.

Published: 8 July 2019