For the last eight years, Woodleigh School’s Indigenous Education Program has promoted ‘two-way learning’ for indigenous students from Ampilatwatja in the central eastern deserts of the NT and Miwatj communities of north-east Arnhem Land, enabling them to travel to Melbourne and experience life on the Mornington Peninsula. Elders in both communities want their children to have these ongoing experiences but, without significant funding support, these life changing opportunities cannot continue.
Profits from LITTLE BIT LONG WAY will be used to fund the travel costs of visiting students and elders from two Yolngu homelands of Dhalinybuy and Garrthalala in Miwatj (North-East Arnhem Land) and two Alyawarre communities; Ampilatwatja and Irrultja (Central Australia).
Presented by McCulloch & McCulloch, the exhibition comprises more than 80 works from 25 leading Aboriginal-owned art centres of the Central, Western and Eastern Deserts, Utopia, the Kimberley, Arnhem Land and the Pilbara. It features works of Baluk Arts – indigenous artists of Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula.
With this diversity and quality of works, LITTLE BIT LONG WAY adds an important dimension to Woodleigh School’s indigenous program. With your generous patronage and support, this program will continue to make a significant difference to the lives of indigenous children in remote communities.