Dreamtime Drive Wraps Up But The Fight to Close the Gap Must Go on

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The past week has been a very busy one for Dreamtime Drive as the project came to an end thanks to the painting of our last white panel and to our last strecth of driving towards Melbourne and our finale event. It is with great satisfaction that we finalised our project but in more than one way, this is not the end of our involvement with closing the gap.

We completed the painting of the car in the South Australian riverlands thanks to local school kids and younger children we know through family connections. We felt it was a great way to end the collaborative painting, with indigenous and non-indigenous children picking their favourite colour and putting their handprint on the car, symbolising the charity dimension of the project as Red Dust fights for health in remote communities.

Our last night in the tent was followed by our finale event at the MCG in Melbourne where the Red Dust team and ambassadors welcomed us back and gave us a chance to broadcast the car on television when Channel 10’s cameras came down.

We are still keeping the project alive this week as we are very very close to the $5000 fundraising mark and would welcome donations this week to pass this symbolic mark. You can help us by donating on our fundraising website

For anyone interested in purchasing the wonderful 4WD, please contact admin@reddust.com.au

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Marra Dreaming’s Beautiful Panel

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The Dreamtime Drive car now looks almost complete thanks to Marra Dreaming who took time in a busy week to paint the large back panel of our car! Marra Dreaming operates as an art gallery as well as a drop-in community centre. Raylene and Samantha, the mother and daughter who painted the car with their incredible design, manage the centre and do a lot of work with the local community and schools.

To take a closer look at their amazing meeting place and snake design, head off to our photo section!

To learn more about the work of Marra Dreaming and Raylene and Samantha’s career and paintings, read their artist profiles!

Visit http://www.marradreaming.com.au/ for more information

One Less White Panel Thanks to Indigenu!

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We drove a long stretch from Esperance to arrive in Adelaide in time for our special event at Indigenu! It all happened on Friday the 2nd of August on 131 Sturt St in Adelaide’s CBD. The event saw Bernadine Kamarra Johnson paint a panel of the Dreamtime Drive car, courtesy of Indigenu who organised the painting session!

You can have a look at Bernadine’s beautiful Bush Medicine design in our photo section.

To learn more on Indigenu and Bernadine’s background as well as the meaning of her painting, head off to her artist profile!