Indigenous art sale to aid Indigenous medical students

Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.07.10

Sydney’s Shalom College is selling over $1 million of Aboriginal art…and the revenue will fund residential scholarships for indigenous medical students.

Now on its sixth year, the art show features work from many sought-after artists including Judy Watson and Shorty Robertson…and its revenues will counter the drop-out rate of Indigenous students who found it too difficult to maintain themselves financially during their student years.
In December, the exhibition’s organisers saw the fruits of their labour realised when the first Aboriginal participant in the scheme graduated as a doctor at the university.

Curators of the exhibition, Jenny Hillman and Suzie Spira told J-Wire: “We have carried out a complete makeover of Shalom College. Five rooms were converted into an art gallery with special lighting installed. Two of the artists joined us for the opening which was performed by the State Governor, Marie Bashir.”

URL: http://www.jwire.com.au/news/indigenous-art-sale-to-aid-indigenous-medical-students/10150


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Contact Details

Gallery: Shalom Gamarada Art Exhibition
Contact: Ilona Lee
Email: ilee@shalomgamarada.org
Address: Eric Caspary Learning Centre at Shalom College at the University of New South Wales Kensington Sydney 2052 NSW

 

 

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Gallery: Shalom Gamarada Art Exhibition

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