ABORIGINAL artist Deanne Gilson and passionate wetlands planner Hedley Thompson's views on water and aquatic life aligned in a special Harmony Week event.
Ballarat Interfaith Network chairman Margaret Lenan Eliis said the importance of water to life, spirituality and well-being can an underlying value across cultures.
Ms Lenan Ellis said it was interesting to bring two community perspectives together for a walk and talk in the wetlands, by Lake Wendouree, as a way to cap off World Interfaith Harmony Week.
"Hedley with the work he does, he is keen to try and help water scheme lay-outs across the city. He says water affects the environment and brings animal life back," Ms Lenan Ellis said.
"What he says about how this can positively affect people's spirits really marries well with Deanne's talk and the importance of environment and animals in Aboriginal culture."
The Network's event was run in partnership with Ballarat Hindu Temple and Cultural Centre's bushfire relief dinner on Saturday.
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