Important Cemetery stories come to life
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Important Cemetery stories come to life

April 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Important Cemetery stories come to life

Important Cemetery stories come to life

This is a special one-off workshop at the historic Nepean Cemetery with an award-winning artist as well as children’s book illustrator and Police Point artist in residence, Nina Sanadze. Children will learn about the history of this old cemetery and the story of how names of many unmarked graves have been found. They will also help to move and reinstall the temporary symbolic installation INSCRIPTION marking these graves from the cemetery to the Commanding Officer’s House where Police Point Artist in residence retrospective exhibition is being held.

Children will also hear an incredible and inspirational story of survival of Christopher McRae, a 17-year old boy, whose family, however is buried at the cemetery. One of Christopher’s 800 descendants, his great grandson David McRae will call us on facetime to say hi! We will try to count and visualise how many children were born in each generation since Christopher so 1 person created a legacy of 800 people in about 165 years. Christopher’s story is good enough for children’s book, so we will draw some pictures of our impressions of this story with watercolours at the at the Commanding Officer’s House and look and discuss the artwork in the exhibition.

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Important Cemetery stories come to life

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Point Nepean National Park
Ochiltree Rd
Portsea, VIC 3944 Australia
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