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Photos from the official opening Monday 14th September, 2009, of the ‘Gathering Garden’ on the Civic Centre site in the town centre of Alice Springs.

The launch is the culmination of a Public Arts project that brought together Indigenous artists from nine communities surrounding Alice Springs, artist Julie Squires, who came up with the concept, the Alice Springs Town Council, and the NT government.

The heart of the Gathering Garden - a symbol of water and life.
The heart of the Gathering Garden – a symbol of water and life.
Key players and officials at the water urn in the Gathering Garden.
Key players and officials at the water urn in the Gathering Garden. From left to right: Barb Satour, Geoff Miers, Damien Ryan, Karl Hampton, Marie Ellis, Teresa Davis, Roseanne Ellis and Julie Squires.
From left to right: Barb Satour, Geoff Miers, Damien Ryan, Karl Hampton, Marie Ellis, Teresa Davis, Roseanne Ellis and Julie Squires.
From left to right: Barb Satour, Geoff Miers, Damien Ryan, Karl Hampton, Marie Ellis, Teresa Davis, Roseanne Ellis and Julie Squires.
Minister for Central Australia Karl Hampton and Alice Springs Mayor Damien Ryan (cake creation by Alice Springs The Cup Cake Store)
Minister for Central Australia Karl Hampton and Alice Springs Mayor Damien Ryan
(cake creation by Alice Springs The Cup Cake Store)

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Source: Alice Spring Town Council


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