WeR1 (2009 – 2010)
Over 24 weeks, forty students (aged 12-17) from North Geelong Secondary College and Kurunjang Secondary College in Melton took part in a school-based project which introduced students to Indigenous art and culture. The project concluded with Whitewash – a collaborative artwork devised by Indigenous artist, Bindi Cole for Reconciliation Week 2010. Whitewash consisted of a video work projected on the NGV’s Water Wall and a soundscape comprising of the students’ voices. The two school groups assisted the artist with the artwork and documented the process on their school websites.
The Cloak of Many Cultures (May - July 2010
The Cloak of Many Cultures was an innovative arts project for young women aged 15-20 from newly arrived communities who live in the Hume area and were interested in the visual arts. From May to July 2010, participants worked closely with artists and art professionals to engage in exhibition tours and workshops at the National Gallery of Victoria.
During the project, the each participant constructed an elaborate and personalised life-size paper cloak. At the end of the workshop series, their cloaks were exhibited at The Global Learning Centre, Broadmeadows.
The Cloak of Many Cultures was a partnership project between the National Gallery of Victoria and the Centre for Multi-cultural Youth and was supported by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Bennelong Foundation and Scanlon Foundation.
Get Made: Youth-To-Youth Community Arts Program (2005)
Young people at educational risk took part in a 20-week arts program to reconnect with the learning process.
Partners: Kangan Batman TAFE, Hume Whittlesea Local Learning & Employment Network, Hume City Council
What’s Your Seen? Art Program for Young People in Custody (2006)
Twenty young women in custody took part in this 12-week program, which included dance and visual arts workshops and NGV visits. Partners: Department of Human Services and Kangan Batman TAFE
Young Ambassadors Training Program (2007)
This program offered tailored gallery access visits to 14,000 students from socio-economically disadvantaged schools and English language centres throughout Victoria. Partner: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation
Schools Access Program (2006–2009)
This 20-week training program provided positive personal, social, educational and vocational experiences and opportunities for 10 young people not in education or employment.
arts2GO Regional Schools Touring Program (2007– 2009)
This outreach program took the gallery experience to 1000 primary and secondary students in regional Victoria through a virtual tour and practical workshop.
Partner:Regional Arts Victoria
My Journey Visual and Performing Arts Program (2008–2009)
This program offered 700 disadvantaged Victorian primary school students a tour of artworks, kinetic practical workshop and interactive dance performance. Partner: Australian Ballet