Artists: Betty Carrington, Sadie Carrington, Lorraine Daylight, Mabel Juli, Nancy Nodea, Peggy Patrick, Shirley Purdie, Rammy Ramsey, Jessica Ramsey, Phyllis Thomas.
Exhibition 3 to 10 December 2016.
Opening Talk at 3pm Saturday 3 December by Kevin Lowe (Gubbi Gubbi) on community Aboriginal language programs.
Kevin Lowe is Deputy Chairperson of the Federation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages (FATSIL), the peak advocacy body for Aboriginal community language programs, and involved in the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group. His work with the Board of Studies has focused on working with Aboriginal communities, schools and education systems in establishing programs that centre the development of learning partnerships.
Warmun Artists’ Fundraiser for Warmun Community
Two-way sharing and learning lie at the heart of the tiny community at Warmun. Gija educators emphasise the importance of a culturally appropriate pedagogy that expresses ideas and concepts in specific Gija ways. The famed Warmun Art Movement itself emerged with the ideal of two-way education when Gija elders enlisted the support of the Sisters of St Joseph, the Order Founded by Mary MacKillop. Sister Theresa Morellini OAM (Sister T.) arrived in Warmun in May 1979 as one of the first two teachers at Ngalangangpum School. Sister T. says: 'Two-way was what the elders wanted.