University Art Gallery
'Generations of Knowledge', Photographic Exhibition 2014
- UWS Art Gallery. Building AD, Werrigton North Campus (View Map)
- 26 Jun - 4 Sep 2014
'GENERATIONS OF KNOWLEDGE': A BROAD OVERVIEW
The University of Western Sydney is proud to celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2014. The commitment we owe to the distinctive Aboriginal clans of our region and, as a national learning institution, all First Peoples of Australia, is vast. In recognition of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders on Campus have conceived the 'Generations of Knowledge' project.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a long and unbroken connection to country we now call Australia. Generations past and present are significant contributors to and collaborators in creating contemporary Australian culture. The emphasis of all 'Generations of Knowledge' events is to trace individual lives which represent the culture, presence and contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to UWS and Greater Western Sydney.
'Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond' photographic exhibition
In 2014, Australia's NAIDOC Week theme is 'Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond', in honour of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have fought in defence of country. First Peoples have a long and distinguished place in Australia's military history - from our fighters in the Frontier Wars to those who have served in modern military conflicts and engagements across the globe. Photographer Belinda Mason has created portraits with 19 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service men and women - come and be a part of the inaugural unveiling of these images at UWS.
'Walking with our Elders on Campus' photographic exhibition
Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders contribute to UWS. From Traditional Owners to Community Elders from other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations around this beautiful country, the UWS community is enriched by their collective knowledge, generosity and support. Photographer Sally Tsoutos has co-created 15 portraits with many of the Elders who have made a difference to UWS - our history, our community and our destiny. View the unveiling of the portraits and meet the people in them. 'Walking with our Elders on Campus' photographic exhibition