Yearning to Yarn Exhibition
Friday, 30 November 2018
Yearning to Yarn is an initiative using Aboriginal ways of knowing and learning to support clinical placement experiences of Aboriginal health professional students. Created by Simon Munro, the Yearning to Yarn exhibition is on display at the Senta Taft-Hendry Museum, located under the University Gallery, now and into 2019.
A collection of beautifully crafted tools and objects form Yearning to Yarn. Using ‘Aboriginal ways of knowing and learning’ helps to support clinical placement experiences of Aboriginal health professional students and demonstrates the relevance of the 'old ways' to contemporary life and art.
Simon Munro, UON's Indigenous Health Project Officer, is chief investigator of the project and also takes on the mantle of curator and lead artist. The Yearning to Yarn project is funded as a ETEHE initiative through the University of Newcastle's Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education. The overseeing mentor for the project is Professor Penny-Jane Bourke.
The exhibition in the museum will continue into 2019.
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