Notice of Mullum Mullum Festival AGM
You are warmly invited to attend the AGM and the presentation by Karena Goldfinch that will precede the AGM on Saturday 10 October 2015 at 3 pm at the Yarran Dheran Info Centre, Mitcham (Mel 49 B6)
Why artist Karena Goldfinch became
an environmental campaigner and a ‘Knitting Nana’
As an artist with a great love for our forests, Karena is passionate about how art can be used to connect people and nature. Karena actively campaigns with the Knitting Nanas of Toolangi, a group of inspiring women using art and peaceful protest to protect the fragile forest ecosystem of the Central Highlands from clearfell logging.
Karena photographs and documents the knit-ins, creates artworks and graphics using printmaking and sculpture, and uses social media a platform to spread the word about the need to protect the forests.
“When I first walked into a logging coupe I was shocked to see just how destructive it really was. I wondered what I could do to help stop this pointless destruction. I never thought I’d end up sitting by the roadside knitting in with a group of amazing and dedicated women. There is always something that we can do, though it might not be the thing we first anticipate.”
The Knitting Nannas are now focused on campaigning along with a number of other groups for the creation of the Great Forests National Park, which will protect and connect the forests of the Central Highlands.
“I want to see a future where nature is valued and protected. Where our children feel deeply connected to nature and see themselves as a part of, not apart from it, a future where our forests thrive for generations to come.” Lei Stanley Tang
The presentation will include a showing of the short DVD ‘Our Great Dividing Range’
∙Free event ∙Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available∙
You are welcome to stay for the brief “official AGM business” (~4pm)
Minutes of the 2014 AGM
Appointment of Executive
RSVP’s appreciated but not essential: firstname.lastname@example.org
or ph 9719 7661 mob 0409 519 829