Wagga Wagga Art Gallery | Yalbayarra: Telling to Speak
Image: Jessica from Yerong Creek Public School, Yalbayarra workshops 2017, ink on litho paper.
Yalbayarra: telling to speak is an exciting and innovative exhibition from students and teachers participating in the ‘Home Project’ education program. This program, presented by The Arts Unit of the NSW Department of Education in partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, is now in its third year, and in 2017 has run over three terms with a selection of the work produced culminating in the Yalbayarra exhibition.
Yalbayarra: telling to speak has brought together schools across Wiradjuri Country to engage with the collections of The Art Gallery of New South Wales and Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, and included opportunities for students and teachers to make connections with local Wiradjuri artists, artworks and language.
The reception and participation in the program has been truly amazing, with many wonderful outcomes for all participants. The six schools participating included Coolamon Central, Franklin Public, Jugiong Public, Junee North Public, Temora Public, and Yerong Creek Public, with students at every school creating an amazing array of diverse artworks.
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery welcomes all to this celebration of creativity, diversity and engagement of schools, galleries and communities. There is so much to be seen from prints and paintings to beautifully woven objects. Come along and discover the hidden stories, talents and visions of our region’s next generation of artists.
Yalbayarra: telling to speak will be officially launched on Saturday 25 November at 1pm. The exhibition will be on display at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery from Saturday 25 November, 2017 until Sunday 7 January, 2018.