Members of the Gumbaynggirr community marked NAIDOC Week by creating a mural.
Members of the Gumbaynggirr community marked NAIDOC Week by creating a mural.

Fishing mural a community effort

ARTISTS, elders and students have put a vivid artistic touch on NAIDOC Week in Coffs Harbour.

A mural depicting fishing and food gathering on Coffs Creek has taken shape at the TAFE campus.

Under the tuition of local Aboriginal artist Tony Hart a class of 18 people shaped the artwork over four days.

"The mural has been created by the local Gumbaynggirr community and it features an array of intricately detailed crabs surrounded by the leaves of the bush, animal tracks and raindrops on the water of the creek," TAFE spokeswoman Noelene Skinner said.

"The group included elders, parents and children, with technical guidance from ceramics teacher, Rob Slingsby."

The artwork will be unveiled at the TAFE campus tomorrow at 9am.



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