We invite you to a very special event. Please join us on Thursday October 28 between 4.00pm – 6.00pm AEST for Storytelling from the Heart: Painting Through the Pain.
For those who attended the Mission: one heart many voices conference Mass you would have seen some of Richard Campbell’s depictions of the Stations of the Cross.
Richard was born in Bowraville in 1956. His mother was Gumbaynggirr and his father was a Dunghutti man. Richard was taken from his family when he was nine years old and placed in the Kinchela Boys Home near Kempsey.
Richard shares with us his story of growing up with his family, the incredible trauma of being taken away and the way his artwork kept him going through the pain. Richard weaves his story through the creation of his paintings for the Stations of the Cross that are at the Reconciliation Church in La Perouse Sydney.
Over two hours, participants will be invited to listen to Richard share his story, join a small group discussion and reflect on what they can do in response to this story.
This is a collaboration between artist Richard Campbell, Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Sydney Archdiocese, Catholic Mission, Catholic Religious Australia and the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese.
Date: Thursday, 28 October 2021