We see recognition—a children's art exhibition
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 were on display in Geelong Gallery's Learn Space and represented 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
This rich series of learning videos provided 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 demonstrated 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
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First Nations perspectives program partner