Join us for National Reconciliation Week 2023
National Reconciliation Week 2023 is taking place from 27 May to 3 June. This year the theme is Be a Voice for Generations, encouraging all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in our everyday lives. You’ll find a range of opportunities to engage with this event across Deakin, including interactive art workshops in the library!
Join us for a hands-on activity this Reconciliation Week
Throughout Reconciliation Week, artist and performer Dr Sarah Jane Moore will welcome students and staff into our campus libraries with free oyster shell painting workshops. Through her artistic practice, Sarah Jane explores the Baludarri/Bangangi gu (Sydney Rock Oyster) as an opportunity to create stories, songs and visual art that explores the importance of the oyster to our wellbeing, environment and waterways. Sarah Jane’s oyster work gives voice to social ecologies and is climate focused, inclusive and based on the premise that we all have agency to express our creative selves and build reefs of change.
Join Sarah Jane in our campus libraries to paint an oyster shell and take it home as a keepsake for Reconciliation Week. Bookings not required, drop in when Sarah Jane is at your campus library:
- Monday 29 May: Waterfront Campus Library, 11:30am–4pm
- Tuesday 30 May: Waurn Ponds Campus Library, 10am–2pm
- Wednesday 31 May: Warrnambool Campus Library, 10am–2:30pm
- Thursday 1 June: Burwood Campus Library, 10am–4pm
- Friday 2 June: Burwood Campus Library, 10am–1pm
If you’d like to arrange a large group or class booking, get in touch!
Want to learn more this Reconciliation Week?
Last year the theme for Reconciliation Week was ‘Be brave. Make change’ so we put together a collection of resources featuring First Nations people who have led or are leading change in our country. Check it out!