Arts & Culture

Dhaganha: come here to visit

Published: 24 Sep 2019 1:33pm

Dhaganha: come here to visit is an exciting and innovative exhibition from students and teachers participating in the program Home: Aboriginal art from New South Wales.

The Home program brought together schools from across Wiradjuri Country to engage with the collections works from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. The program fosters opportunities for students and teachers to make connections with local Wiradjuri artists, artworks and language.

Students learnt about Wiradjuri artists and their work and explored ideas of what home means for them through their own creative art making. A selection of the work produced culminates in the Dhaganha exhibition.

The reception and participation in the program has been truly amazing, with many wonderful outcomes for all participants. The seven schools participating this year included Temora Public School, Caragabal Public School, Brungle Public School, Gundagai South Public School, Yass Public School, Narrandera Public School and Yerong Creek Public School with students at each school creating an incredible array of diverse artworks.

This exhibition is a celebration of creativity, diversity and engagement of schools, galleries and communities. Come along and enjoy this exhibition as you discover the hidden stories, talents and visions of our region’s next generation of artists.

This is the fifth iteration of Home: Aboriginal art from New South Wales presented by The Arts Unit: NSW Department of Education in partnership with the Art Gallery of NSW and Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.

Exhibition title: Dhaganha: come here to visit
Dates (Exhibition period): Saturday 28 September – Sunday 10 November 2019
Launch: 1pm, Friday 18 October 2019

Media images: Collaborative mural print inspired by HJ Wedge, Gundagai South Public School, 2019, monoprint on rag paper. Image courtesy Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.