THE Big Y art installation at the entrance to YMCA Camp Manyung was unveiled last week.
The artwork, shown for the first time on Tuesday 29 June, was painted by Eamon Rogers and Brianna Webster from the Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association, Hastings.
“The Big Y is one of many ways that Camp Manyung has demonstrated its commitment to working alongside our Aboriginal community here on the peninsula and always uplifting Aboriginal history, culture, and connection,” the camp’s manager Jim Boyle said.
“This mural is a story depicting the beautiful lands in which Camp Manyung is located and the tremendous work being done here to connect with and upskill young people and the community.
“It details the interconnected landscapes: bushlands, creeks and the bay, and the flourishing environment with an abundance of native animals, including stingrays, dolphins, blue tongue lizards and wedge-tailed eagles, while highlighting the importance of gathering together to build connections to people, place, and country.”
Mr Boyle said Camp Manyung was committed to reconciliation and working with Willum Warrain to support young Aboriginal people to reconnect with their culture and country.
“We look forward to continuing our strong partnership and running more camps for the community throughout the year,” he said.