Sweet Country for sculpture

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Settlement Art Project Steering Committee chairman Cr Rob Bennett, artist Greg James, Judith Weston, Robyn Weston, Annette Panaia, Dominic Panaia, Keith Harris and cultural development officer Jacquie Happ.
Camera IconSettlement Art Project Steering Committee chairman Cr Rob Bennett, artist Greg James, Judith Weston, Robyn Weston, Annette Panaia, Dominic Panaia, Keith Harris and cultural development officer Jacquie Happ.

The City of Busselton Settlement Art Project Steering Committee is raising funds for an Aboriginal sculpture with a screening of the film Sweet Country next week.

Money raised on the night will go towards a statue of the Warrior Gaywal — the fifth bronze statue in a series of six created by Fremantle-based sculptor Greg James.

Four bronze statues have already been completed and installed in the Busselton Cultural Precinct — the Whaler’s Wife, the Timber Worker, John Garrett Bussell and Diego, the Spanish Settler.

Busselton Settlement Art Project Committee chairman and City councillor Rob Bennett said the progress of the Aboriginal statue was very appropriate.

“The statue should be ready for unveiling in October this year,” he said.

“It will be a very special occasion for all involved in the Settlement Art Project, for indigenous community members and for the community at large.”

The screening will be held at Orana Cinemas Busselton next Wednesday and is a partnership between the City, Film Harvest and CinefestOz.

Tickets cost $25, which includes Margaret River Dairy cheeses, 3 Oceans wine, a choc bomb or small popcorn, and a small drink.

Tickets are available from the City of Busselton Administration and Civic Building.

Inquiries can be made by emailing jacquie.happ@busselton.wa.gov.au or phoning 9781 0335.

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