Koorie Footprints to Higher Education
Wed 14 Aug - Fri 30 Aug 2013
Koorie Footprints to Higher Education 2013 is a wide-ranging survey of indigenous printmaking that has emerged from the innovative Monash access program over the years 2008 to 2012.
The program, devised by Robyn Heckenberg from the School of Applied Media and Social Sciences, Gippsland, and hosted by Gippsland Centre for Art and Design, won a 2008 Wurreker Award from the Victorian Aboriginal Advancement League for best University program. The Wurreker Awards acknowledge strategies that support Koorie learners and encourage community development.
Groups that have accessed the Footprints program include Elders, Secondary students, Mens’ and Womens’ groups, mixed parents and students groups and correctional institutions.
The program seeks to overcome barriers that limit engagement with Higher Education by creating an awareness and appreciation of university through outreach and campus activities. Such activities provide exposure to a university setting, interaction with Koorie role models, encouragement to complete VCE and consideration of career opportunities.
Public opening 11.30 am Tuesday 13 August
Welcome to Country by GunaiKurnai artist Ronald Edwards
Image: Gina Bundle, Rockpool (detail) 2010 linocut, image size 25 x 35 cm