Yhonnie Scarce Death Zephyr 2017 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Yhonnie Scarce

Djamu Indigenous Art program

'Djamu’ is a word from the Gadigal language, meaning ‘here I am’ or ‘here I come’.

This unique Indigenous art education program provides opportunities for Indigenous students to learn about the Gallery’s collection as well as vocational pathways available in the arts, and integrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander concepts, perspectives and cultural practices.

Students develop artmaking and art critical skills and gain a greater understanding of the art world and their potential to achieve within it, as artists, curators or other arts professionals.

Djamu Indigenous Art Program includes:

  • Djamu Junior (Stage 3)
  • Djamu Senior (Stages 5 and 6)
  • Programs on request

Enrolments are open for Djamu Senior 2019

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying Visual Arts in Years 10, 11 and 12 are invited to attend Djamu, an Indigenous art education program at the Gallery comprising four full days of learning based at the Gallery over Term 2, 2019. Artists include Tony Albert, Janet Fieldhouse, Genevieve Grieves, Amrita Hepi and Robert Andrew.

For details and an application form, email education@ag.nsw.gov.au

Expressions of interest must be registered by 10 May.
Completed forms may be submitted later by arrangement.