The Guringai Art Festival will be launched on Thursday, 15 June 2017 at Warriewood Shopping Centre in Sydney.
The exhibition, and launch, is open to the public from 15 to 24 June 2017.
The Festival is hosted by the Peninsula Community of Schools (PCS) and has been sponsored by Broadspectrum for the past five years.
The PCS comprises 10 primary and three high schools from the northern beaches region on Guringai Country. The schools partner with their Aboriginal Education Consultative Group and local Elders to run the arts and culture festival and an in-school Cultural Celebration Day that is hosted by a different school each year. The Festival will showcase the talents of students from the 13 schools, from Kindergarten to Year 12.
The Festival is held each year in alignment with NAIDOC Week, and the artworks have been designed to reflect this year’s theme ‘Our Languages Matter’, as well as the Festival theme of ‘Connection’, Harmony Day’s ‘Everyone Belongs – Strength in Harmony’, and Reconciliation Week’s ‘Let’s Take the Next Steps’.
The exhibition will be launched on Thursday, 15 June from 5pm at Warriewood Shopping Centre, with a gold coin donation for admission. It will continue to be open to the public until 24 June.
Broadspectrum proudly supports the students and local community in showcasing the talents of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students from across the region.