PAN artists to perform at ICN’s welcoming ceremony

Western Creation and sand artist Pooja Harishandra will be performing at the Welcome Reception for the International Council of Nurses (ICN) 25th Quadrennial Congress 2013.

The ceremony will take place on the 17th of May 2013 at the Melbourne Town Hall. The congress, which focuses on equity and Access to health care is held from the 18th until the 23rd of May.

About the artists:

 

Western Creation:

Members of the Noongar tribe and the Bibbulmann clan, Western Creation are one of the most inspiring Indigenous groups currently performing.
For over 20 years, Western Creation have been performing across Australia and touring through the USA and New Zealand. Currently taking their culture into schools across Australia as part of the Cultural Infusion Schools’ Program, Western Creation promotes reconciliation and understanding between all people in Australia.

Using many aspects of Aboriginal culture, including dance, music, song, art and history, Western Creation bring Australia’s Indigenous people into the hearts and minds of their audiences.
With family members involved, Western Creation have been involved in many large events across the country, including Australia Day concerts, Davis Cup ceremonies, Harmony Day celebrations, museums and exhibitions.

 

Sand Artist Pooja Harischandra:

Sand art is an innovative type of live performance art which guarantees to excite and entertain. Audiences will be taken on an enchanting visual journey allowing for a story-telling experience that is unlike any other.

Pooja Harischandra is a prolific sand artist specializing in sand animation. Pooja has been the star of TV commercials for the National Museum of Australia and has also given sand artistry performances at the Museum in Canberra.