Reflections: Connecting to Country through Art

Reflections: Connecting to Country through Art

Image (photo inset): Cedric Varcoe, Ngarrindjeri/Narrunga people, 1984, My Country, Ngarrindjeri Country, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 91 x 107 cm, © Cedric Varcoe.

Reflections exhibits highlights from the University of Adelaide’s stellar Indigenous art collection. In a collaboration between the University Library and Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education, artworks on display have been selected by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students. Artworks chosen resonate with each person’s life experiences, culture, and worldview.

Through this exhibition we invite everyone to participate in NAIDOC Week (8-15 November 2020), the annual event to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s theme - Always Was, Always Will Be - recognises that First Nations people have lived and cared for this land for over 65,000 years and encourages all Australians to embrace and acknowledge the true history of this country. We invite you to read stories from and hear voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students in this exhibition.

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