Speaking in Colour Director and Award Winning Artist and Writer, Cherie Johnson pays tribute to Hunter Region High Schools and Teachers for their tireless contributions to the Creation of 9 Sculptures called “Resurgence”.

Thanks and credit for original story by Robert Virtue 1233 ABC Newcastle

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Speaking in Colour Director and Award Winning Artist and Writer, Cherie Johnson pays tribute to Hunter Region High Schools and Teachers for their tireless contributions to the Creation of 9 Sculptures called “Resurgence”.

ABC journalist Robert Virtue released an online article and video today called Weaving program connects students with Indigenous culture in Hunter Valley schools championing the Resurgence project.

The “Resurgence” Exhibition opens on 21st October at the Lock up Gallery, with the schools opening on the Friday 27th October 2017 at 11am.

“Resurgence” is a celebration and cultural revival of the coiling techniques that Aboriginal people in this region traditionally used to create a number of objects for daily use. These techniques were used throughout Australia, materials and techniques would vary in regions due to accessibility and use of the objects. This celebration of traditional Aboriginal innovation is the birthright of Aboriginal students and for the Non-Aboriginal students it is an opportunity to share in their ‘Australian’ heritage” .

“It has been a privilege to work with so many schools and committed teachers to bring this initiative to life for all to learn and celebrate our people’s traditional practices, skills and innovation. A big thank you to the following:

Singleton High school: Deirdre Heitmeyer and Jo Vinson
Maitland Grossmann High school: Suzanne Ross and Nerissa Jones
Newcastle High School: Belinda Wright, Jody Robinson and Kate Parker
Warners Bay High school: Tahlia Moffitt and Donna Pfister
Kotara High school: Lanelle Lee Chin and Leanne Morton
Lake Munmorah High school: Amber bell and Alicia Vassallo
West Wallsend high School: Peggy Mangovski and Lee Schubert
Glendale High School: Deborah Taylor and Annissa Hardwood
Cessnock High School: Chanal Duncan and Liana Gill

All are welcome to attend the opening of this first of its kind, a Regional Aboriginal education and Arts project. Supporting teachers and students to celebrate Aboriginal culture and knowledge.

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