Latest artwork at the Shepparton Library
The integrated Library at the Shepparton campus recently welcomed a new addition, two stunning artworks from Clive ‘Bidja’ Atkinson, artist, and descendant of the Yorta Yorta Nation.
“The foreground is an age-old symbol that has many meanings. In this case, it relates to growth in education where knowledge begins small and grows in maturity becoming The Circle of Learning…The concentric circle symbolises The Circle of Communication. This communicates strong messages of harmony, unity, knowledge and strength.”
Artwork integrated across our libraries
Atkinson’s piece is the latest in a series of artworks the La Trobe Library now has on display across its various locations. Joining the Borchardt Library in Bundoora, the Heyward Library in Bendigo, and the David Mann Library in Albury-Wodonga. In partnership with La Trobe Indigenous Strategy and Education, the Library now integrates the front entrance of each library building with artwork from each campus centre.
By doing so, the Library openly acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which each building is located, and each community’s living culture and continuing roles in the life of each region.
This includes the traditional lands of the following people:
- Jaara Jaara
- Yorta Yorta
Exhibition at the Bendigo Library
At the launch of the new Bendigo Library, artwork from each campus was exhibited in the new Gallery space inside the building. Visitors to the new Library are welcome to seek out this free exhibition on the Ground floor of the Library.