Culture Shock – Art school and the Indigenous student experience

Tess Allas, Huskisson, 1970 (after Laddie) (Photographer Bernie Fischer, 2016. Image courtesy Wollongong Art Gallery)

Join Tess Allas, Director of Indigenous Programs, UNSW Art & Design, in conversation with Daniel Browning, Aboriginal journalist and radio broadcaster.

Enrolling in a university degree is a daunting experience for many. For Indigenous students the experience of university life is sometimes fraught with barriers that are not experienced by the mainstream. The culture shock of campus life can be intimidating and the expectations of community weigh heavily upon Indigenous students’ shoulders. Academic art-speak is a massive barrier as is the shock of big-city life. Tess and Daniel will discuss the creative and academic programmes available to help Indigenous UNSW Art & Design students through their time on campus.

When: Saturday 19 November 2016, 3–5 pm for a 3:30 pm start

Where: Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, 16-20 Goodhope Street Paddington

RSVP: via Eventbrite or 02 9331 1112


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