Image: Artist Sonya Smith with St. Joseph’s School students Photo: Orana Studios

Artists in Schools - Aboriginal Education

2018 RUBY AWARD, Best Work, Event or Project for Young People

Across 2017-18 Carclew and Catholic Education South Australia delivered a pilot project - Ngarrindjeri Yanun - at St Joseph’s school in Murray Bridge.

The project employed six local Aboriginal artists and Elders to work with students and teachers at the school to deliver authentic creation stories and multi-arts projects. These artists engaged in professional development, training and mentoring to equip them for working within an education environment and linking curriculum to the projects.

The outcomes for teaching staff and students include rich, authentic, long-term experiences with local Aboriginal artists and a greater cultural awareness and understanding.

Watch the video linked here. or in the frame below.


The results of the pilot project have been outstanding. Carclew is currently developing a modular model of the program that can be delivered at a number of levels of engagement for South Australian schools.

Program enquiries:
Georgie Davill, Senior Manager – Arts Programs


If you or your organisation is interested in supporting meaningful school learning environments for Aboriginal art, histories and culture, we welcome you to get in touch to discuss further.
Lucy Markey, Senior Manager, Marketing & Development
Email, Phone 08 8230 1118 / 0411 106 257


Contact Details

Georgie Davill, Senior Manager – Arts Programs
8267 5111