Published on 30 Dec 2012
Sydney Should have an Aboriginal Keeping Place:
What unites this group of respected Australians?
The Hon. Daryl Maquire MP, Government Whip, NSW Parliament invites you to join a discussion with the Hon. Michael Kirby, the Hon. Philip Ruddock and Dr Jeff McMullen on the need for a Keeping Place in Sydney to save the priceless Aboriginal art collection assembled by Gordon and Elaine Syron.
Will a patron support the proposal for an Aboriginal Keeping Place?
Quote by Spokesperson & Patron Dr. Jeff McMullen
Speaker: Rev. John Queripel – Uniting Church, Bondi Beach
The Keeping Place
“It is time for Australians to create on the foreshores of Sydney a Keeping Place to be home for the art that documents the Aboriginal Struggle over the past half century.
The Syron Collection of paintings, posters and photographs can be the foundation of a national celebration of Aboriginal Culture.
In a central place to be easily shared by all Australians and visitors a Keeping Place can match the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington.
International visitors to Sydney crave an opportunity to explore Aboriginal Culture and history.
The Keeping Place, as envisaged by artist Gordon Syron and photographer, Elaine Syron, and their many supporters, can be an exciting performance space and a centre of creativity.
With plans now being made to redevelop Barangaroo there is an opportunity for us to make a bright and hopeful start on a new relationship that brings recognition and respect to Aboriginal Art and Culture.”
Official Spolesperson of the Keeping Place, Jeff McMullen Writer and Film-maker
Gordon and Elaine Syron want to dedicate an Aboriginal Keeping Place to the late Mum Shirl & the late Chika Dixon as well as to Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of NSW and Hon. Michael Kirby for their contributions to community and country.
Rev. John Queripel
More info at www.facebook.com/syronskeepingplace and www.selingoffablackfellasdream.com