Exhibitions opening on the 26th March 2015
Three new exhibitions will be opened at the Armidale Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place on Thursday, the 26th of March. The first exhibition entitled "My Country - Outside in Art", consists of paintings by artist Lloyd Gawura Hornsby, Cecil Coleman and Bruce Hooper. The second exhibition is a sculpture exhibition with ceramics by Alison Williams entitled "A Little Bird Told Me." The third and final exhibition opening in March, "Fay Griffiths - Through the Years" consists photographs of Fay Griffiths, who is the Treasurer on the ACCKP Board of Custodians.
Introduction to Digital Keeping Places Workshop on 31st March 2015
Museums Galleries NSW (M&G NSW) will be running a workshop called Travelling Places at the Armidale Aboriginal Cultural Centre. This is a free workshop for 12 participants only.
Travelling Places is a skills development course towards a virtual or digital keeping place. At its core it demonstrates the practicality of new technologies to enable communities to record their oral histories, sort and store knowledge and make informed decisions about associated cultural and intellectual property values. Schools Aboriginal Education Officers are especially encouraged to attend as it is a good workshop for AEOs who wish to work with their students on a project.
Introduction to digital keeping places will be held on Tuesday, 31st from 10am-4pm at the Armidale Aboriginal Cultural Centre. It will be run by Steve Miller, Aboriginal Programs Manager of M&G NSW who will present examples of Aboriginal cultural centres from around NSW and explains why and how a digital keeping place is practical.
There is no charge to attend the workshop but booking is essential. Morning tea and a light lunch will be provided. Please contact us to book a place if you are interested to attend.
Closed for Public Holidays 3rd - 6th April 2015
The Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place is closed on the 3rd of April to the 6th of April for observance of the Public Holidays.
Black and White Photography Club - 7th April 2015
The monthly meeting of the Friends of the ACCKP Black and White Photography Club will meet on Tuesday the 7th of April instead of the Monday before due to the Public Holiday. This month's photographic theme is "mailboxes." Looking further ahead, the theme for April-May is "Autumn."