Nguram-gang: Home District
When: Thursday 14 September - Sunday 15 October
Where: Brindley Family Galleries, MAMA.
Nguram-gang: Home District is an exhibition of work created by students from Finley Public School, Gundagai South Public School, Rand Public School and Wewak Street School who participated in the Nguram-gang arts & language education program. Nguram-gang is a successful partnership between MAMA, the Art Gallery of NSW and the NSW Department of Education's Arts Unit.
The exhibition forms part of the broader Nguram-gang program that builds on the education resource Home produced by the Art Gallery of NSW.
Students have been encouraged to learn about nationally recognised Wiradjuri artists, as well as given opportunities to engage locally with Wiradjuri arts, language & culture.
Some of the works in the exhibition are the result of a workshop with local Wiradjuri artists Uncle Allan Murray and Brendon Kennedy. Students created bark huts, weaving, and drawings inspired by the artists.
Nguram-gang students also explored the works of Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Jonathan Jones and Tommy McRae, by exploring through the MAMA collection and the Home education resource. Students enjoyed a virtual tour of The Art Gallery of NSW and participated in a virtual workshop with Jonathan Jones. Wiradjuri language lessons were also held as part of the program, led by Ruth Davys and Dr Pettina Love.
Nguram-gang will continue to be offered to interested schools in the Wiradjuri language area next year, hosted by MAMA in partnership with The Art Gallery of NSW and the NSW Department of Education's Arts Unit.