The  Djamu Program for Indigenous Art Education has been running at the Art Gallery of NSW since 2009. The program creates opportunities for Indigenous primary and secondary students to access the Gallery’s programs, services and exhibitions.   Its’ goal is for students to develop their knowledge and appreciation of Indigenous art and culture, to gain skills and proficiency in art and to understand and potentially aspire to vocational pathways in the arts.

In 2014 sixteen Year 11 Visual Arts students from Matraville Sports High School attended the Djamu Senior program at the Gallery for three full days of learning.  Students must develop a Body of Work for the artmaking component of the Higher School Certificate examination in Visual Arts.

This is part of a two-year engagement.  According to the Art Gallery of NSW:

“Djamu Senior 2014 would not have been possible without support from the Campbell Edwards Trust which facilitated the development and delivery of this program.”

The Campbell Edwards Trust has been happy to support this initiative for the last two years, aligning as it does with the goals of the Trust in assisting in educating young Australians.

Campbell Edwards Trust