ACT Schools celebrate reconciliation journey at exhibition launch

Released 12/11/2018

Today I celebrated with our young people as they shared their views on reconciliation at the launch of the ACT Schools Reconciliation Challenge Exhibition.

The Schools Reconciliation Challenge is an annual writing and art event where students are asked to create artworks and stories reflecting what reconciliation means to them. This year inspired by the theme ‘Our Voices, Our Future!’

This is the first year the ACT has been invited to participate in this challenge with NSW and Canberra met the task with 21 schools taking part. Students presented their ideas in many ways, including through sculpture, painting, mixed media works, stories, songs, poetry, and comic strips, all powerful in their own way.

The Schools Reconciliation Challenge has presented students with an opportunity to join the conversation about the type of inclusive society they want to live in that welcomes everyone and recognises and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, languages, cultures and histories.

Congratulations to all participants in this year’s challenge, with a special congratulations to this year’s winning student artists and writers:

  • Wynetta Rix from Macquarie Primary School
  • Amaree Sarlili from Richardson primary School

This special range of inspiring and beautiful art and writing works will be on public display from 13-14 November 2018 at the Fitters Workshop in Kingston. The exhibition will then move to the Tuggeranong Arts Centre until 20 December 2018, before being toured around NSW.

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