Koorie Footprints to Higher Education, Monash University, Gippsland




The Koorie Footprints To Higher Education Print Program grew from an idea that Robyn Heckenburg, of the Wiradjuri nation, conceived to grow a best practice model that would apply Cultural Saftey for Indigenous learners as the basis for teaching and learning. Robyn obtained a grant to support the program and the Monash University Gippsland Campus provided facilities and in-kind support so the program could be developed. The program supports many different groups from local Community including Koorie learners from tafe, community groups and secondary schools extending across the Gippsland Region on Ganai / Kurnai Country. In 2009 the print program hosted a print exchange between Koorie Footprints participants, the East Gippsland Aboriginal Art Corporation and the Hermannsberg Potters to produce this folio of work. Participants printed their own works except for the Aranda people from the Hermannsberg Center who sent their lino blocks down to Gippsland to be editioned by Mick Harding from the Taungwurrung language group of the Kulin nation. Currently teaching in the print program are former participants Mick Harding of the Taungwurrung language group of the Kulin nation and Gina Bundle of the Ganai / Kurnai nation.


Building E, Level 2


Wednesday 28 September


12.30 - 3.30pm