In 2016, Carclew embarked on an exciting new partnership with Catholic Education South Australia (CESA) to deliver the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artist Development Pilot.
The project commenced in term 3 2016, with CESA and Carclew engaging Ngarrindjeri artists Betty Sumner, Lena Rigney and Boandik artist Sonya Smith to work with St. Joseph’s Primary School Murray Bridge students and teachers. The artists introduced students to visual art mediums such as weaving, feathered flowers and performing arts through cultural songs and dreaming stories to make, create and learn about local Ngarrindjeri culture.
The pilot aims to:
The Artists in Residence model has proven to:
This joint initiative between CESA and Carclew has established stronger relationships between Aboriginal artists in their community, assisting educators in further developing their knowledge base and teaching capacity, contributing to CESA’s commitment to reconciliation in South Australia’s Catholic education system and providing a meaningful learning environment for students in Aboriginal art, histories and culture.
Carclew is currently exploring a model that can be developed and embedded in additional schools in South Australia. Interested schools should direct their enquiries to Beth Ashley-Ward: Manager, Arts Programs email@example.com
Image banner: St Joseph’s year 5 students with Aunty Betty | Photo by Orana Studios
Beth Ashley-Ward: Manager, Arts Programs
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