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Images from The Warburton Arts and Knowledge Project

Images from The Warburton Arts and Knowledge Project

The University of Sydney has been involved in a ground-breaking initiative that seeks to meaningfully engage with Indigenous cultures and position these knowledges across all avenues of teaching and learning. At the heart of the initiative is the commitment by the University to ensure that Aboriginal knowledges are embedded in the learning, teaching and research at our University. The small town of Warburton in remote Western Australia is home to the largest collection of Aboriginal art owned by Aboriginal people in the country, if not the world. This astonishing body of work by the Ngaanyatjarra people has been collected over the past 30 years, with the community acquiring all of the significant works being created there. Consequently, Ngaanyatjarra art is rare on the market, with the most outstanding examples sitting within the 1000 strong Warburton Art Collection, managed by the Warburton Arts Project. This collection is a specular example of how Ngaanyatjarra knowledge is celebrated, remembered, made new, and shared. The Warburton Arts and Knowledge Project, by way of a digital portal of Indigenous Knowledges, interfaces these alternate world views with our current teaching pedagogies, thus allowing any student, researcher or lecturer immediate access to Indigenous Knowledges. In this initial case it is the culture and stories of the Ngaanyatjarra people, embedded within the unique works of the Warburton Art Collection. This has only been possible through the generosity of spirit developed from a strong and continuing relationship between the Warburton Community and the University.

Thursday 18 July 2019 Show more dates
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Kristna Gurney