We see recognition—a children’s art exhibition
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
works by students from Chilwell Primary School, Meredith Primary School and Newcomb Park Primary School
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

First Nations perspectives
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

We see recognition—a children’s art exhibition
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
works by students from Chilwell Primary School, Meredith Primary School and Newcomb Park Primary School
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

First Nations perspectives
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

We see recognition—a children’s art exhibition
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
works by students from Chilwell Primary School, Meredith Primary School and Newcomb Park Primary School
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

First Nations perspectives
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

We see recognition—a children’s art exhibition
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
works by students from Chilwell Primary School, Meredith Primary School and Newcomb Park Primary School
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

First Nations perspectives
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

We see recognition—a children’s art exhibition
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
works by students from Chilwell Primary School, Meredith Primary School and Newcomb Park Primary School
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

First Nations perspectives
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

We see recognition—a children’s art exhibition
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
works by students from Chilwell Primary School, Meredith Primary School and Newcomb Park Primary School
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

First Nations perspectives
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

We see recognition—a children’s art exhibition
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
works by students from Chilwell Primary School, Meredith Primary School and Newcomb Park Primary School
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

First Nations perspectives
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

We see recognition—a children’s art exhibition
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
works by students from Chilwell Primary School, Meredith Primary School and Newcomb Park Primary School
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

First Nations perspectives
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

We see recognition—a children’s art exhibition
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
works by students from Chilwell Primary School, Meredith Primary School and Newcomb Park Primary School
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

First Nations perspectives
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

We see recognition—a children’s art exhibition
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
works by students from Chilwell Primary School, Meredith Primary School and Newcomb Park Primary School
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

First Nations perspectives
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis


We see recognition—a children's art exhibition

Friday 11 June to Sunday 1 August 2021

To coincide with National Reconciliation Week (Thursday 27 May to Thursday 3 June) and NAIDOC Week (Sunday 4 to Sunday 11 July) Geelong Gallery presents two important projects:

We see recognition—a children’s art exhibition 

During Term 1, Geelong Gallery and Geelong Arts Centre ran a number of outreach workshops across the region for students in levels Prep to 6 with First Nations artists and educators. Wadawurrung woman Deanne Gilson, and Kurnai / Wotjabaluk man Norm Jurrawaa Stanley, provided valuable learning experiences for students enabling them to explore firsthand First Nations Peoples’ histories and cultures and build their awareness, knowledge and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and to support Reconciliation in Australia.

Through stories, dance and an artmaking activity, students explored the theme of water and connection to Country from a First Nations perspective. Works produced in these workshops are currently on display in Geelong Gallery's Learn Space and represent students’ own personal connection and creative response to the theme of water using ochre paint.

Geelong Gallery would like to thank both Deanne Gilson and Norm Stanley, and the students and teachers from Chilwell Primary School, Meredith Primary School and Newcomb Park Primary School for their participation in this program.

First Nations perspectives

Explore a rich series of learning videos that provides personal interpretations of key works in the Geelong Gallery collection from the perspective of leaders, educators, and artists from the Wadawurrung and local Wathaurong communities and First Nation’s people now living on Wadawurrung country.

These videos demonstrate a breadth of knowledge and understanding of First Nation people’s histories and culture, past, present and future, and provide an opportunity for students to learn multiple perspectives on culture and history through the visual arts.

Supporting the Department of Education and Training’s implementation of the Marrung: Aboriginal Education Plan 2016–2026 the videos aim to provide an authentic and meaningful connection for all students to celebrate the rich and thriving culture, knowledge and experience of our First Nations people.

 

We see recognition program partner

Participating program partner

 

First Nations perspectives program partner

 

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