Indigenous art lights up AGL Loy Yang cooling tower for NAIDOC Week
Local indigenous elder Aunty Eileen Harrison’s artwork titled, ‘Men taking guidance from women’, is being lit up on AGL Loy Yang’s 110-metre high cooling tower during NAIDOC Week 2018.
This year’s theme for NAIDOC week, which runs from Sunday 8-15 July, is ‘Because of Her, We Can!’ and AGL Loy Yang general manager Steve Rieniets said Aunty Eileen’s artwork was strongly representative of this.
“It’s the first time we have lit our towers with indigenous artwork and I’m very proud to see this magnificent piece by a local artist which is representative of the significant role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played in our community,” Mr Rieniets said.
AGL Loy Yang held an event at the power station yesterday with the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) in recognition of NAIDOC Week and as part of a commitment by the company to strengthen its indigenous engagement and awareness.