Monday, 2 July 2018

Redfern, art

This bronze triptych artwork is located in the grounds of St Vincents de Paul Catholic Church, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. It shares the thoughts of Father Ted Kennedy who tells the story of "Mum Shirl", Colleen Shirley Perry, a powerful advocate for Aboriginal rights and welfare. She assisted in establishing the Aboriginal Medical and Legal Service in Redfern in the 1970s, visited prisoners in prison, opened her home to help the addicted and homeless and helped raise over 60 children. Both Shirl and Ted are depicted in the artwork.


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