Reaching the People: Mary MacKillop in Sydney Cove

17/08/2010

Mary MacKillop Art Exhibition
View of Sydney Cove in 1890, showing the location of the Providence House & St Michael’s Church in the foreground. Image courtesy of the Marist Archives, Sydney.

An art exhibition celebrating the work and achievements of the Sisters of St Joseph in The Rocks area between 1881 to 1901 opens at Mary MacKillop Place in North Sydney on Saturday 28 August.

'Reaching the People: Mary MacKillop in Sydney Cove' will highlight the establishment of the order in Sydney and the community links developed in the Catholic and Protestant communities in The Rocks, offering an insight into the role Mary MacKillop played in providing Sydney's underclass with a level of dignity and compassion.

The exhibition tells the story of the shared vision and friendship between the Marist Fathers and the Sisters of St Joseph in meeting the needs of the poor and homeless in The Rocks. Artefacts from The Rocks dig site will be on show, as will recreated rooms of a migrant family home and an interactive website produced by ABC3 which allows visitors to take a journey to bygone days.

Running from 28 August to 26 September, the exhibition will open seven days a week from 10am to 4pm. Admission to the exhibition is included in the museum entry fee.

For more information, visit Mary MacKillop Place.


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