The Torch works with The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital on their ‘Welcome Space’ Art Installation

Last week, The Torch Projects team worked with The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital to complete their ‘Welcome Space’ Art Installation!

The Mural depicts the Mannagum Leaf – Boon-marrit-tak gooreen Biik, Boon-marrit-tak gooreen gulinj (Healthy Country, Healthy People).

The Mural was painted and installed by The Torch artists and is a replication of Mandy Nicholson’s artwork.

The brilliant green Mannagum leaf symbolises the welcome of visitors from the Woi Wurrung, and the leaves are used in all smoking and welcome ceremonies.

The development of a culturally safe welcoming space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, families, carers and all patients and staff at the Eye and Ear is important as it strengthens, supports and recognises our commitment to reconciliation. This project was championed by our Aboriginal Health Liaison Officers Carleen and Nat from our Mirring ba Wirring team.

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

Find out more about our mural work here