NGV Language Exchange Connections to Place

Fri 19 Apr, 3pm–5pm

Past program

Free entry

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Fed Square

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Are you a university student interested in exploring local art and culture, practicing conversational English, and meeting new people?

We would love to see you at NGV Language Exchange at the National Gallery of Victoria. Join educators at the Gallery each month for conversations about art and design from Australia and around the world, and creative artmaking activities.

All levels of English are welcome, and no prior art knowledge or experience is required.

In this session, come along to explore the art of First Nations artists at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Hear about unique perspectives and stories about special places, from Naarm (Melbourne) to remote desert landscapes. Discover how First Nations artists explore a strong and enduring connections to Country in their work culture and consider your own connections to place. Then, join us for a studio workshop led by local artist Jenna Lee to create your own unique artwork that reflects the places that are special to you.

About Jenna Lee

Jenna Lee is a Gulumerridjin (Larrakia), Wardaman and KarraJarri Saltwater woman with mixed Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and Anglo-Australian ancestry. Driven to create work in which she, her family, and the broader mixed First Nations community see themselves represented, Lee builds on a foundation of her father’s teachings of culture and her mother’s teachings of paper craft. Working primarily in installation Lee creates objects, works on paper, photography, video, projection and sound.

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NGV Language Exchange has been developed in partnership with VicTESOL.

NGV Language Exchange is supported by Study Melbourne as part of the Study Melbourne Inclusion Program.

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