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Teacher Professional Learning Day, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, 2019

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Virtual Excursion to the Art Gallery of NSW, 2019

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Live quiz at the Virtual Excursion to the Art Gallery of NSW, 2019

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Virtual Excursion to the Art Gallery of NSW with Cara Pinchbeck, senior curator and Wesley Shaw, programs producer, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, 2019

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Opening of student exhibition 2019, Murray Art Museum Albury

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Student exhibition 2019, Murray Art Museum Albury

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Opening day, student exhibition 2019, Murray Art Museum Albury

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School-based program

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Conservation studio, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Virtual excursion 2019

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Artist workshop with Euraba Artists and Papermakers, Tamworth Regional Gallery, 2019

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Teacher Professional Learning Day with Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Murray Art Museum Albury, 2017

The Home project has not just included the Community but has provided the opportunity for Community to be part of the planning and delivery. This has an ongoing effect for all students to take home the Wiradjuri Culture. It is not only the Culture plus arts practice, it gives the students an opportunity that they would not have had otherwise. It is a credit to the teachers and support staff how much the students have been enriched by the whole experience. This is not just during the program; but I have spoken with participants from past years who still talk about their time. Without the Department’s support and encouragement, this program wouldn’t have happened. Over the four years I have been involved I have learnt so much from the Home education kit at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and am looking forward to sharing and learning in the future.
Aunty Lorraine Tye, Wiradjuri Elder, Wagga Wagga

Home is a regional visual arts program for Stage 3 students based on the Gallery’s education resource Home: Aboriginal art from New South Wales. The Home program connects local Aboriginal artists with regional galleries to share cultural practice, art and knowledge with local communities. Participation through expression of interest in term 4.

Developed and delivered in partnership with The Arts Unit, NSW Department of Education, Wiradjuri community at Wagga Wagga, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and regional galleries across NSW.

  • History and development

    Introduction

    Since 2015 the program has been delivered annually in collaboration with regional galleries, working closely with their local Aboriginal Communities, to selected schools across regional NSW.

    The year-long program supports students and teachers to understand and appreciate the richness and diversity of Aboriginal art from New South Wales and is currently based at four regional galleries in Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi Country – Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Murray Art Museum Albury and Tamworth Regional Gallery.

    Students work with local Aboriginal artists to learn about art and culture at their regional gallery, visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales for a virtual excursion and make art with a focus Aboriginal artist each year in an online art lesson.

    Each annual program culminates in an exhibition of student artwork at each participating regional gallery. This celebration of their achievement is an exciting experience for students and their families, teachers and wider community and for each local Aboriginal Community that has led and supported the program.

    Program components

    Teacher Professional Learning Day
    Each year the program begins with a Teacher Professional Learning Day hosted by each of the participating regional galleries. Teachers meet local Aboriginal artists and knowledge holders as well as staff from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Arts Unit, Department of Education and the regional gallery for a full day of learning about local Aboriginal art and culture.

    School-based program
    Participating teachers and their students follow a classroom program based on the work of selected Aboriginal artists. This sequence of learning events is developed and coordinated by the Arts Unit, Department of Education in collaboration with the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the delivery of this sequence is supported by online learning resources.

    Online learning resources
    The Gallery works with the Arts Unit, Department of Education, to develop a suite of online learning resources and Creative Classes that are available to support teacher and students.

    Student Workshop Experience
    Each participating regional gallery coordinates and delivers a gallery-based program of student visits and workshops. These workshop experiences include exhibition tours, art making workshops, and local language workshops. Each regional gallery works with local Aboriginal Community to develop the content.

    Virtual Art Lesson
    Each year students participate in a live virtual art lesson led by a selected significant Aboriginal artist from New South Wales. The art activity is developed in consultation with the artist, the Art Gallery of NSW and the Arts Unit, Department of Education.

    Virtual Excursion
    A live virtual excursion to the Art Gallery of New South Wales offers students and teachers the chance to visit the Yiribana Gallery and other exhibition spaces and to go behind the scenes and meet artists, curators, conservators, installation crew and other specialists in the art world. 

    Exhibition of student artwork
    Each participating regional gallery curates an exhibition of artworks developed by students during the program. The opportunity to exhibit their artwork at their local regional art gallery is an exciting experience for the students in the Home program and is a moment for community celebration.

  • Artists

    Jonathan Jones
    Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi

    Reko Rennie
    Kamilaroi

    Karla Dickens
    Wiradjuri

    Euraba Artists and Papermakers

    Lorraine Connelly-Northey
    Waradgerie

The Home art education program has significantly raised the profile of both art and of Wiradjuri Culture and history within our school – and increased understanding and engagement with Wiradjuri culture and history for both staff and students. Art is such a powerful springboard into other areas. Home has given me a new way of thinking and programming a unit of work, a conceptual theme through which I can introduce students to other syllabus areas like History. The program contextualises art and provides a framework for me to engage with Wiradjuri language, Culture, histories through my teaching – it also connects me with the right people in the Community who can teach language, who can advise on the right way to do things - it’s been so empowering.
Rebecca Sini, Classroom Teacher, Gundagai South Public School