Secondary students from Melbourne Indigenous Transition School have been given a glimpse into the world of university life through an Aboriginal art and design workshop hosted by Swinburne.
The Marngo Designing Futures (MDF) program was developed by Swinburne academic Dr Samantha Edwards-Vandenhoek to help demystify university life for Indigenous secondary students using art, design and media.
Funded through the Commonwealth Government’s Higher Education Participation Program, the program enables young Indigenous students to explore life at university though the creation of their own artwork and to learn about career paths in design.
For more visit: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/news/latest-news/2017/10/connecting-indigenous-students-with-university-through-design-at-swinburne.php
Colourful crockery, tablecloths and coffee cups are drawing attention to the talents of students at a remote school. Warmun’s Ngalangangpum School has added a full-time design and technology program to its curriculum after a creative project last year. Two students, Mona and Davina Malgil, travelled to Melbourne in November to show off their designs to crowds at the Koorie Heritage Trust Federation Square.
Twelve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from Melbourne and regional Victoria recently immersed themselves in their Indigenous culture during a two-day design workshop at Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus.
Working with Swinburne’s Centre for Design Innovation, the Marngo Designing Futures program aims to build leadership capacity, stimulate interest and raise awareness of vocational and higher education.
Alison Page is an award winning creative at the forefront of contemporary Australian Aboriginal design.
Thanks to ABC Mildura for this lovely write up of the inaugural Lake Mungo Design and Culture Camp experience.