The Home Project integrates art, music and Indigenous cultures around a central theme of ‘home’, a common denominator for all, and connects with young people’s experience of the Black Summer Bushfires. During 2022, organisations; New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM), New England Conservatorium of Museum (NECOM) and the Aboriginal Cultural Centre Keeping (ACCKP) engaged with 14 small schools across the New England Region.
Schools involved include:
Rocky River Public School, Kentucky Public School, Kelly’s Plains Public School and Kingstown Public School. Bald Blair Public School, Black Mountain Public School and Ben Lomond Public School. Hernani Public School, Chandler Public School, Dundarrabin Public School, and Ebor Public School. Yarrowitch Public School, Niangala Public School and Woolbrook Public School.
NERAM’s visual art component revolves around the concept of weaving. Weaving is an ancient art form that is embedded in cultures all around the world. With a focus on landscape in the New England Region, upon visiting NERAM students will investigate the landscapes in the Howard Hinton collection, discussion the landscape around their school and home and how it was impacted by the bushfires and drought.
Please find the following online resources for your students to interact with and enjoy over the course of term 4. NERAM and the Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping place present two NSW-based artists – Sophie Honess and Debbie Taylor-Worley, who have created ‘how-to’ videos and resources for this project
At the conclusion of the program in December, 2022 NERAM invites schools to combine their creations for temporary display at NERAM.
Click the link below for the Home artist videos and resources