Nov
15
Sun
2020
Powerhouse Museum SRC 2020 Exhibition
Nov 15 2020 @ 12:32 am – Feb 28 2021 @ 12:47 am

Venue: Powerhouse Museum

Location: 500 Harris St, Ultimo NSW

The Schools Reconciliation Challenge 2020 – Caring for Country finalists artwork is on exhibition on level 2 of the Powerhouse Museum.

The diversity of media in last year’s challenge included installations to mixed media which utilised many local elements of country including ochre, bark, leaves, collage, pencil sketches, painting and sculpture.

Many works impressed beyond imagery with artists wise words and deep feelings of care for our Country, including concern about pollution, fires, flooding, drought and land clearing, Other popular themes were custodianship, plant diversity and recognition, respecting and learning from Elders.

Be sure to see the artwork of incredibly talented student finalists while it still lasts!

Jan
16
Sat
2021
Sydfest2021 Blak Out Event: Djillong Dumularra
Jan 16 – Apr 5 all-day

Venue: Artspace

Location: 43 – 51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo NSW

Presented by Artspace and Sydney Festival djillong dumularra features the work of Carol McGregor (Wathaurung, Kulin Nation) and Judy Watson (Waanyi), two Indigenous Australian artists working with historical material and narratives to illuminate the continuing strength of Indigenous culture. With significant new commissions, the exhibition reinforces connections to country and cultural heritage through making as an act of resistance, communion, self-determination and celebration.

McGregor works with ephemeral natural fibres, paint, clay, metal and paper. Her recent art practice also involves the revival of the traditional possum skin cloak as an art form and a way to strengthen community and individual identities. Included in the exhibition is Wreath for Oodgeroo, 2020, a possum skin cloak depicting a wreath of native plants found on Minjerriba (Stradbroke Island) to honour the leadership and insight of black rights activist, poet, artist, environmentalist and educator Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker). McGregor is also working with members of the La Perouse Aboriginal Community to create a new possum skin cloak commissioned for djillong dumularra that will remain with the La Perouse Community in perpetuity after the exhibition.

Watson engages with site, collections and archives, and collective memory to reveal the impact of colonial history and discrimination against Aboriginal people, and to celebrate the strength of Aboriginal cultural practice. Her major new installation, skullduggery, draws on 1930s correspondence between Matron Agnes Kerr from Burketown Hospital in the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Wellcome Museum in London about the trade in Australian Aboriginal ancestral remains. Engaging with this difficult material across video, painting and performance, Watson highlights the treatment of First Peoples as a commodity and resource for exploitation as well as the complex contemporary issues around repatriation.

Addressing the archive and harnessing shared knowledge across time and place, McGregor and Watson both engage in processes of collaborative creation and revival to present a series of works that speak to each other across the gallery and beyond into the world.

Carol McGregor and Judy Watson in conversation with Wesley Enoch, Artistic Director, Sydney Festival
Wed 20 January at 12.30pm – via livestream HERE
Runtime: 60 mins
Free

Join artists Carol McGregor and Judy Watson for an insightful in conversation with Sydney Festival Artistic Director Wesley Enoch exploring their work in djillong dumularra.

Sydfest2021 Blak Out Event: Fractures & Frequencies
Jan 16 – Apr 17 all-day

Venue: UNSW Galleries

Location: Cnr Oxford Street & Greens Road, Paddington NSW

This major exhibition brings together recent works by Quandamooka artist Megan Cope that investigate listening practices and extractive industries in Australia.

Untitled (Death Song) 2020 comprises sound sculptures constructed from discarded mining and industrial equipment accompanied by a soundtrack made in collaboration with musician and instrument builder Isha Ram Das. It takes its first note from the haunting cries of the yellow-eyed Bush Stone-curlew. An endangered species within New South Wales, the Bush Stone-curlew is known for its distinctive call, a ghost-like “weer-lo” sound. Heard in chorus and crescendo with other Bush Stone-curlews, the eerie call is often mistaken for a crying baby or wailing woman. Untitled (Death Song) is a meditation on the sound of Country and Gurrell (Curlew) who is also known as a harbinger of death in Quandamooka culture.

The exhibition also features several related projects, including the sound sculpture Old Kahibah 2018, which maps the sound vibrations of Awabakal Country in the Lake Macquarie area which has experienced significant geological alteration from industrial coal extraction.

More HERE

Sydfest2021 Blak Out Event: The Colour Line
Jan 16 – Mar 6 all-day

Venue: UNSW Galleries

Location: Cnr Oxford Street & Greens Road, Paddington NSW

The Colour Line brings together works by Kamilaroi / Brisbane artist Archie Moore in dialogue with drawings by influential African American scholar and activist W.E.B. Du Bois (1868–1963).

Archie Moore’s ongoing interests include key signifiers of identity—skin, language, smell, home, flags—as well as the borders of intercultural understanding and misunderstanding, including the broader concerns of racism. For this exhibition, Moore reflects on ideas of empirical evidence from the perspective of Indigenous Australia. His commissioned work begins by revisiting The Australian Constitution of 1901 that stated that Aboriginal people were to be no part of statistical information. Alongside this new work, Moore will recreate and update his Family Tree 2018 wall drawing, a sprawling chalkboard style personal genealogy.

For the American section of the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900, Du Bois led the creation of over 60 hand-drawn charts, maps and infographics, that visualised data on the economic and social progress of African Americans since emancipation in the state of Georgia. These extraordinary examples of 19th-century data visualisation gather together information on the numbers of people who owned land, who were once slaves, who had kitchen appliances and professional degrees and other markers of class.

More HERE

Mar
5
Fri
2021
Speaking and Listening from the Heart exhibition – Blue Mountains
Mar 5 – Mar 29 all-day

Venue: Everglades House and Garden

Location: 37 Everglades Avenue, Leura 2780 NSW

Reconciliation NSW in collaboration with the National Trust of Australia invite you to view the 2019 Schools Reconciliation Challenge artwork exhibition.

On tour from March to July 2021, the exhibition will be visiting the Blue Mountains, Yass, Dubbo and Maitland.

The artwork is the culmination of works created by High School and Primary School students across NSW which communicate the 2019 theme of  ‘Speaking and Listening from the Heart’.

Please contact Simone Parrot, Program Manager (Special Events) for more information at info@nationaltrust.com.au or contact the venue directly.

Mar
8
Mon
2021
International Women’s Day Livestream
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Venue: Online Event

Location: Register HERE

UTS is delighted to welcome Dr Anne Summers AO to give the keynote during our International Women’s Day livestream, and take part in a panel discussion along with two distinguished leaders in women’s safety rights advocacy and service provision: prominent Indigenous leader Dixie Link-Gordon and Catherine Gander, CEO of DVWest, which manages shelters in Sydney’s west.

Dr Summers is a renowned writer and journalist who has been an activist and advocate in the women’s movement since the early 1970s, when she was involved in helping start Elsie, Australia’s first modern women’s refuge – located in Glebe, on the doorstep of UTS’s city campus.

Ms Link-Gordon led the establishment of Breaking Silent Codes, a group of First Nations women fighting sexual assault and family violence, while Ms Gander is the CEO of DV West which provides crisis accommodation, transitional housing and outreach support for women and children in the Nepean, Blue Mountains, Blacktown/Hills and Hawkesbury districts.

Almost fifty years on levels of violence against women and children have continued to escalate – and to find new forms of expression. And these have been greatly exacerbated by the home confinement during lockdowns necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chronically underfunded services and facilities are unable to meet the sheer volume of needs of women dealing with assault, threats, coercive control, and abuse.

Hear from Anne Summers, Dixie Link-Gordon, and Catherine Gander in a conversation facilitated by Verity Firth, as they explore how their work has evolved in the face of escalating forms of violence and the diverse needs of women, and what needs to happen to end domestic violence in Australia.

ACCESSIBILITY: This event will be live captioned.
Please contact events.socialjustice@uts.edu.au to discuss how we can support access requirements.

Mar
10
Wed
2021
How You Can Support a First Nations Voice to Parliament – Free Webinar
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Venue: Online Event

Location: Register HERE

Reconciliation NSW is partnering with the team at the Uluru Dialogue and the Indigenous Law Centre at UNSW to host a webinar exclusively for Reconciliation NSW individual members, Local Reconciliation Groups, organisational members and supporters to learn more about the Uluru Statement from the Heart and a Voice to Parliament protected in the Australian Constitution.

Join us for an informational webinar created especially for RecNSW members and supporters who are exploring issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples related to the proposed Voice to Parliament and the Uluru Statement. This session will include a presentation, followed by an opportunity to ask questions.

Brought to you by Reconciliation NSW with Indigenous Law Centre UNSW.

Mar
11
Thu
2021
Constitutional Change for the Classroom: Free Webinar for Educators
Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Venue: Online Event

Location: Register HERE

Help students understand what a First Nations Voice to Parliament means. What is a referendum? What is self-determination? What is the Uluru Statement from the Heart?

Reconciliation NSW is partnering with the team at the Uluru Dialogue and the Indigenous Law Centre at UNSW to host a webinar exclusively for educators to learn more about the Uluru Statement from the Heart and a Voice to Parliament protected in the Australian Constitution.

Join us for an informational webinar created especially for educators who are exploring issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples related to the proposed Voice to Parliament and the Uluru Statement. This session will assist teachers of history, society and culture, legal studies, geography, political studies and more, and will include a presentation, followed by an opportunity to ask questions.

Brought to you by Reconciliation NSW with Indigenous Law Centre UNSW.

Mar
17
Wed
2021
Maclean High School’s Narragunnawali program – hosted by Mark Scott
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Venue: Online Event

Location: Register HERE

Hosted by NSW Education Secretary Mark Scott, hear about Maclean High School’s award winning Narragunnawali program from Head Teacher Humanities and Languages Liza Hamilton and Aboriginal Education Officer Anjanette Warburton.

Maclean High School is on Yaegl land and the school takes seriously it’s commitment to reconciliation – knowing that it’s vital to the success of its students both in school and beyond. Maclean won the national schools category for the 2019 Narragunawali award, recognising their strong and shared enthusiasm for reconciliation and for developing deep, ongoing relationships with local Elders and community members.

The Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education program, enables Australian schools and early learning services to foster knowledge and pride in First Nations histories, cultures and contributions. In this webinar you’ll hear about the success of the Maclean program and also about how it could be applied to your school context.

You may also be interested in this follow up webinar with Reconciliation NSW on how your school can get involved with Narragunawali and other reconciliation initiatives.

This event is brought to you by the department’s RAP team and is part of a series that seeks to educate and inform about Aboriginal histories, cultures and achievements and to create a culturally safe workplace. If you have any questions about the event feel free to contact us at rap@det.nsw.edu.au

Everyone is welcome to join the conversation in our Yammer group and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues are warmly invited to join the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employee Network by contacting aboriginal.employment@det.nsw.edu.au

** Once you have registered, don’t forget to add the event to your calendar! **

Mar
24
Wed
2021
Reconciliation NSW and your school’s reconciliation journey
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Venue: Online Event

Location: Register HERE

Reconciliation NSW offers a range of support for schools keen to begin or continue their reconciliation journey. In this practical webinar hear about how to get involved and what help is available.

From the Narragunnawali program to the Schools Reconciliation Challenge to meaningful engagement with National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week there is so much that schools can do to get involved in reconciliation. This work is hugely important in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students but especially for Aboriginal students and our commitment to support their academic achievement while maintaining cultural identity.

This event is brought to you by the department’s RAP team and is part of a series that seeks to educate and inform about Aboriginal histories, cultures and achievements and to create a culturally safe workplace. If you have any questions about the event feel free to contact us at rap@det.nsw.edu.au

Everyone is welcome to join the conversation in our Yammer group and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues are warmly invited to join the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employee Network by contacting aboriginal.employment@det.nsw.edu.au

** Once you have registered, don’t forget to add the event to your calendar! **

Mar
26
Fri
2021
Speaking and Listening from the Heart exhibition – Yass
Mar 26 – Apr 8 all-day

Venue: Cooma Cottage

Locations: 756 Yass Valley Way, Yass NSW 2582

Reconciliation NSW in collaboration with the National Trust of Australia invite you to view the 2019 Schools Reconciliation Challenge artwork exhibition.

On tour from March to July 2021, the exhibition will be visiting the Blue Mountains, Yass, Dubbo and Maitland.

The artwork is the culmination of works created by High School and Primary School students across NSW which communicate the 2019 theme of  ‘Speaking and Listening from the Heart’.

Please contact Simone Parrot, Program Manager (Special Events) for more information at info@nationaltrust.com.au or contact the venue directly.

Mar
31
Wed
2021
Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team Fundraising Event @ Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm

Venue: Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf

Location: Darling Harbour Sydney, NSW

The Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team Board, in association with Rugby Australia and the Kari Foundation invite you to the annual fundraising event.

We seek to continually enhance program outcomes in the field of Indigenous rugby in Australia and your contributions are vital to this success.

Join us at Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf in Darling Harbour.

Tickets are $220 pp or you may purchase a table of 8 for $1600 and available HERE

(all general enquiries may be addressed to Mr Dean Duncan: 0481 771 134)

May
11
Tue
2021
Speaking and Listening from the Heart exhibition – Dubbo
May 11 – Jun 13 all-day

Venue: Dundullimal Homestead

Location: 23L Obley Rd, Dubbo NSW 2830

Reconciliation NSW in collaboration with the National Trust of Australia invite you to view the 2019 Schools Reconciliation Challenge artwork exhibition.

On tour from March to July 2021, the exhibition will be visiting the Blue Mountains, Yass, Dubbo and Maitland.

The artwork is the culmination of works created by High School and Primary School students across NSW which communicate the 2019 theme of  ‘Speaking and Listening from the Heart’.

Please contact Simone Parrot, Program Manager (Special Events) for more information at info@nationaltrust.com.au or contact the venue directly.

Jun
25
Fri
2021
Speaking and Listening from the Heart exhibition – Maitland
Jun 25 – Aug 31 all-day

Venue: Grossmann House

Location: 71 Church St, Maitland NSW 2320

Reconciliation NSW in collaboration with the National Trust of Australia invite you to view the 2019 Schools Reconciliation Challenge artwork exhibition.

On tour from March to July 2021, the exhibition will be visiting the Blue Mountains, Yass, Dubbo and Maitland.

The artwork is the culmination of works created by High School and Primary School students across NSW which communicate the 2019 theme of  ‘Speaking and Listening from the Heart’.

Please contact Simone Parrot, Program Manager (Special Events) for more information at info@nationaltrust.com.au or contact the venue directly.

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