Riawunna Centre UTAS will next week dedicate an exhibition of work by Murina students to Aboriginal artist Rosalind Langford who died on 7th August, 2012.
Through her paintings Ros shared her interpretations of environmental, cultural and spiritual themes to express Aboriginal Australian experiences, both current and historical. Some of her works are in the National Museum of Australia collection in Canberra, and will continue to inspire and educate future generations.
This exhibition will feature works completed by students in first semester and winter school art classes as part of the Murina pathway to university program. Some of the artworks will be for sale by negotiation with the artists.
The exhibition will be held in a developing gallery space within the Riawunna Centre for use by Indigenous students and practising artists.
What: Art Exhibition by Murina students.
When: 6:30pm Thursday 23 August.
Where: Riawunna Centre, Building K, Newnham Campus, Cnr Newnham Drive and Maritime Way.
Who: Aboriginal Elder Phyllis Pitchford will open exhibition.
The Riawunna Centre aims to develop a broad understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies from ancient times until the present day, for UTAS students and staff as well as the wider community.
It also supports the success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at UTAS and delivers the Murina Pathway Program as preparation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are thinking of doing university studies and who feel they might need some extra assistance before they begin their degree studies.
For further information please contact Meegan.Davey@utas.edu.au on 6324 3491.
Authorised by the Executive Director, Student Centre
16 August, 2012