Aboriginal Programs

Practice and Protocols

2006–2007

During the years 2006–07, the gallery, together with the ARG, facilitated many smaller projects both for LMCC and other organisations.

The key achievement in 2006 was the selection of LMCAG and the ARG as a case study for the National Association for the Visual Arts’ (NAVA) National Indigenous Protocols Workshops.

The ARG produced a DVD, comprising images and recorded interviews with long-term members, about the relationship between the community and gallery and the significance of the program as the case study. The gallery then hosted one of the NAVA workshops during the Stories exhibition.

In 2006, the gallery facilitated two projects that marked LMCC’s commitment to the Aboriginal people of the City. The first was an artwork by Jim Ridgeway for the Council Chambers; the other was the design and installation of a display case housing local cultural objects and information.

As 2007 marked 50 years of NAIDOC – Looking Forward, Looking Black – the ARG celebrated with a visual timeline outlining significant events throughout that period. The finished artwork, made by Aboriginal students at Morisset High School facilitated by Selena Archibald, was displayed in the gallery during July–August 2007 and then returned to the school.

Photo: Doug Archibald talking to a group during the NAVA National Indigenous Protocols Workshop

Doug Archibald talking to a group during the NAVA National Indigenous Protocols Workshop