Friday, March 24, 2006

The Tribal Expressions

The Tribal Expressions - the business of art and culture in Indigenous Victoria, Australia was one of the highlights of Festival Melbourne. The Showcase was presented by the Koori Business Network for the Office of Commonwealth Games Coordination under the Respecting Indigenous Communities Strategy.

These expressions include various materials like quotes, statements, painting, sculptures and performing arts. Most of the art works were inspired by the Australian Indigenous culture, and were representations of people's perspectives, how they saw the world through Aboriginal people's eyes.

I could see that the XVIII Commonwealth Games have had a profound effect on Melbourne. Like the motto of the games, "united by the moment". This event has been a unifying and inspiring force, as it has presented opportunities for people to connect. Experiencing Indigenous Victorian culture through the Tribal Expressions exhibition and showcase events was great. The artefacts, ceramics, visual arts and performing arts at different venues in Melbourne surely showed me how talented our Aboringinal people are, and it was an awesome way to celebrate the diversity of the cultures not only in Melbourne or Australia, but across the Commonwealth too.

I am thankful I have had the opportunity to enjoy the Tribal Expressions - as to me the concept of a 'tribe' is extremely important, even in EC / faith communities. You know I now see that I have various circle of friends in various 'tribes' and you blogger mates are certainly one of them. Thank you all for being in my tribe! :)

6 comments:

Kc said...

It is an honor to be your tribemate. ;-)

It seems all went well with the games? How went the street preaching?

Corry said...

I too am honored to be in your tribe:-) I am looking forward to everyone being of one tribe one day!

I am so grateful you enjoy and take part in the games. I am sure you make a difference!:-)

Love you, dear sister.

God's Grace.

An Ordinary Christian said...

It is always a pleasure to be updated on the happenings in your part of the globe.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

A tribe? Interesting thought, Kitty.

audrey` said...

HaHa!
It's so exciting.
We belong to the same tribe, Kitty =]

Kitty Cheng said...

Kc, Corry, Andrea, Matthew, Audrey, yes it's certainly great to be in the same tribe as you all - God's tribe hehe.