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State Library Bricktoria: Welcome to Country mosaic

14 January 2022, 11:00am16 January 2022, 4:00pm
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Location Create Quarter
The Quad
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

We’re transforming an image from a well-known children’s book into a beautifully-detailed LEGO® brick mosaic, and we want your help doing it! 

The mystery mosaic pays homage to a traditional Aboriginal ceremony described in Welcome to Country, a book passionately written by Aunty Joy Murphy and beautifully illustrated by Lisa Kennedy.

The build will run from Monday 10 January to Sunday 16 January, 11am-4pm daily. The project is perfect for primary school aged children, but LEGO® brick enthusiasts of all ages are welcome to join in.

Once completed, the LEGO® brick mosaic will be on display from Monday 17 January to Sunday 30 January. 

About Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin  

Aunty Joy is the Senior Elder of the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people. She is a storyteller and writer passionate about using stories to bring people together and as a conduit for understanding Aboriginal culture. She is also an Officer of the Order of Australia, an award for distinguished service of a high degree to Australia or humanity. 

About Lisa Kennedy 

Lisa Kennedy is a descendant of the Trawlwoolway People on the northeast coast of Tasmania. Lisa was born in Melbourne and, as a child, lived close to the Maribyrnong River. Here she experienced the gradual restoration of the natural river environment alongside cultural regeneration and reclamation. Through the sense of place, she feels connected to the Wurundjeri country, and all that entails. The experience of loss and reclamation is embedded in her work.  

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Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  

Visitors to the Library over 18 years of age must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of vaccination, either with a digital certificate linked to the Service Victoria app or a printed copy of their vaccination certificate with identification. All visitors must check in using the Service Victoria app upon arrival. Read more about a COVID-safe Library