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Art in Place: Spine

A pair of workshops for thinking and writing about art on campus by Indigenous artists, organised by the Power Institute and Honi Soit



Thursday 18 August, 11.00am-12.30pm
Friday 19 August, 11.00am-12.30pm

Art in Place: Spine is a set of two workshops for University of Sydney students to think and write about the campus artwork “Spine” by Bidjara, Ghungalu and Garingbal artist D Harding.


The workshops will take place over two days, during which time participants will be invited to write responses to the work. The participants in the workshop will collectively produce a poster about the artwork, which will be printed and circulated in the student newspaper, Honi Soit.


The workshops will be lead by:


Dr Stephen Gilchrist

Lecturer in Indigenous Art, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences






Ann Stephen

Senior Curator, Chau Chak Wing Museum





The workshops are open to all University of Sydney undergraduate students. Priority will be given to Indigenous students. The workshops will be of interest to those studying art, art history, or Indigenous art & culture.


To apply, please send an email to Nick Croggon at the Power Institute: nicholas.croggon@sydney.edu.au


Please include the following information:

  • Your name and best contact information.

  • Your degree, major and year level.

  • Why you would like to participate in this workshop (2-3 sentences).

Please also specify whether you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.


About "Art in Place"


“Art in Place” is a collaboration between The Power Institute and Honi Soit.


This project aims to bring student attention to the important artworks by Indigenous artists on campus, to reflect on their mediation of place, and to provide a platform for students to write and publish their reflections.


Honi Soit is the weekly print and digital student newspaper of the University of Sydney. Established in 1929, Honi is made both by and for students, covering news, culture, analysis and more.

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