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Re-Stitching Culture

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

RE-STITCHING CULTURE
22 February – 17 March 2017

Please join Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen for the exhibition launch:
THURSDAY 22 FEBRUARY FROM 5:30PM
THE UNIVERSITY GALLERY

Doll-making is an intrinsic part of many Indigenous cultures across the world, including communities in Australia, Canada and South Africa. In all three cultures, doll-making represents a transfer of cultural knowledge, the building of capacity, and the reclaiming of Indigenous identity, on both a local and a collective level.

The benefits of these outcomes are important to supporting health and wellbeing in Indigenous communities. RE-STITCHING CULTURE showcases examples of doll-making from three Indigenous groups that continue to strengthen their local communities. Specifically, the Gomeroi Yarning dolls (Australia) which encourage the sharing of oral personal narratives; the Six Nations Cornhusk dolls (Canada) to promote the transmission of cultural teachings; and the Siyazama Zulu dolls (South Africa) used to create community support networks through locally relevant HIV/AIDS awareness.

Organiser

University Gallery

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Region
Newcastle

Venue

The University Gallery
The University of Newcastle
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia
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Phone:
+61 2 4921 5255
Website:
https://www.newcastle.edu.au/community-and-alumni/arts-and-culture/the-university-gallery
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