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Book mixes river, art and culture

Horsham mayor Cr David Grimble will launch a new book on Sunday that links art, culture and nature to tell stories about the Wimmera River.
The riverside launch of Yanga Track…Wanjab, Gadjin and Murnong will be at Sawyer Park as part of the Art Is… of the Land Festival at noon on Sunday.
The coffee-table book is a joint project of Horsham Rural City Council, Wimmera Catchment Management Authority and Barengi Gadjin Land Council.
The book, written by Melissa Pouliot and designed by Jackie Peacock, features artwork by Wotjobaluk Elder Aunty Nancy Harrison and Aboriginal artist Louie Rigney.
It also contains a Flora Guide by Rae Talbot that includes how Aboriginal communities used each plant.
The story is centred on Yanga Track, a popular walking tracks beside the Wimmera River in Horsham.
A barbecue lunch and stencilling workshop using Aunty Nancy Harrison’s artwork from the book will follow the launch.
Mayor Cr David Grimble said many people contributed to what he described as a unique and special publication.
“The end result is something the whole Wimmera community, Horsham Rural City Council, the CMA and the Barengi Gadjin Land Council can be really proud of,” Cr Grimble said.

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Posted on May 30 2013

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