Artwork from the awardwinning picture book ‘Cooee Mittigar’ will be on display at Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street, Windsor at a free exhibition from November 2022 until 31 January 2023.
Have you ever wondered what goes into the making of a picture book? A selection of panels will be on display from the stunning picture book ‘Cooee Mittigar’ by Jasmine Seymour and Leanne Mulgo Watson. Presented by WestWords, the exhibition takes the viewer behind the scenes for a look at the process of creating a picture book.
Cooee Mittigar, meaning ‘come here friend’ is an invitation to yana (walk) on Darug country. ‘Tread softly on our lands. Know that this dreaming was here. Is still here. Will be forever’.
Walk with the creators and see the ongoing connection to Nura (country) and continued strength of the Darug Mob. Greeted by Mulgo, the black swan, readers are welcomed to Nura. Journeying through the seasons, Mulgo describes the land, skyscape, birds, animals, and totems. It is a gentle guide to how Darug people read the seasons and is also an appeal to remember, while offering new ways of seeing and reading the lands of the surrounding Sydney region.