In the early part of 2019 TCP were invited to project manage and build an Elders retreat and bathroom facility in remote Country on the Yuin Nation Southern NSW. Until then senior Elders were in the swag. In September of the same year TCP along with project partner ART built the Elders retreat. From left to right day one the steel frame goes up, insulation,cladding and roofing soon after. Yuin Elders proud to be entering the Elders retreat for the first time. Art’s founder Andrew Price recording ariel footage for the projet.
In 2019 along with the support of our sponsors TCP went to the Community of Galupa North East Arnhem Land to construct a safety house for the Women who live there, fulfilling the long standing wishes of Gayili Marika Yunupingu Elder of Galupa. We have now completed stage 1 the building of the house and plan to return in 2021 to Build the Galupa Cultural School and rebuild the ablution block .From left to right : The steady hand of Gayili. The children’s swing at Galupa with heavy industry close by. The Women of Galupa launching Galupa Art, open to all Women of all Cultures (also holding photographs of Amma who was a key supporter of the new house behind). Mary holding the weaving basket. The damper almost ready. Michelle Marika holding Djumbarr (sweet lip fish) . Gayili in the art shed . Kitanna Yunupingu bathing. Family working together Culture in hand. Weaving Pandana, language word Gunga. Gayili with her beloved dog Wawa in front of the Communities new home. ART construction team day two. Supporting the Women at Galupa to remain safe on their traditional land cannot be underestimated. Suicide and self harm prevention is closely tied to Cultural identity and connection to traditional lands