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EXHIBITION OPENING TONIGHT @ 6PM

Acknowledging Country 
By students of Bonython Primary School
Free event, all welcome.
At the heart of this exhibition, by students from Bonython Primary School, is an inquiry into what an Acknowledgment of Country means, and what it is for: to make an Acknowledgement more than words that are simply said at assembly.

Artworks: installation view, Acknowledging Country Exhibition, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, September 2019.
 
ACKNOWLEDGING COUNTRY is an opportunity for Bonython Primary School to work in partnership with the Tuggeranong Arts Centre and First Nations Peoples, to showcase student art.

The exhibition’s concept was to develop student understanding and acknowledgement of the land upon which they learn, play, walk and wonder, through art making. The artworks featured in this exhibition represent the journey students have taken as they form a deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories. As an inquiry based school, learning was focused around the eight key questions above.

As collaborators, communicators, researchers, thinkers and self-managers, students have explored various art making processes, underpinned by their learning about the land, Australia’s First Peoples and connecting these perspectives to their own experiences. This exhibition is a powerful acknowledgement of the beautiful Ngunnawal country on which we live and learn, and a gesture of reconciliation. Each piece embraces the diversity of student thinking and experiences, while connecting to new perspectives and understandings gained throughout the project. A starting point from which we can grow together in unity. 
EXHIBITION OPENING TONIGHT @ 6PM

Time's Marks
By Lucile Carson
Free event, all welcome.
TIME'S MARKS by Lucile Carson

Drawing from the loss, laughter and love found in dementia. A series of drawings by Lucile Carson, reflecting on the relentless journey and impact the disease had on her mother and those around her.

“I began this series of drawings after my mother died. They reflect, what over time has become important –  the signposts, the markers, of her vanishing. The text, the language if you like, her recognition of her own disappearance and absences and losses.  While the drawings look back at the relentless process of the disease they are also reflective of the fun and laughter, the insights and the extraordinary honesty and intimacy that developed as a result of it. They are sad and difficult drawings. My sense 
of loss that the disease created has become caught up with her total absence, her death. But she was not unhappy or afraid of dying.

I have learnt after the death of two close family members from very different forms of dementia – my mother and my sister –  of the resilience of family and its collective strength. For that I am grateful.

You are also warmly invited to join Lucile for afternoon tea and an artist talk at 2.00 pm on Saturday 28 September.
Free all welcome
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Artworks: installation view, Time's Mark Exhibition, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, September 2019.
 
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