Images from schools workshops, March and June 2015 © BNI Project

Madang – strong/brave
Gurrung – youth
Ngurra – to camp, come together

Taking place alongside the main C3West programming, Madang Gurrung Ngurra was a 3-day intensive art workshop for senior secondary students. In 2015 workshops took place in both March and June.

From 9-11 March 2015 students met and worked with artists, curators, Aboriginal elders and community members involved in the Blacktown Native Institution Artist Camps. Participants were able to visit and learn about this important local site and develop skills in art making and studying.

From 15-17 June 2015 students spent 3 days at Blacktown Arts Centre, working with MCA Artist Educators and BNI Project artists on weaving and creating their own stories in response to the historic site. Following the camp, students were able to visit MCA to listen to Senior Curator Anne Loxley speak about C3West in the Exchange series.


  • Madang Gurrung Ngurra: June
    Madang Gurrung Ngurra: June
    Cara Macleod, MCA artist educator. True to its name the Ngurra (camp/ gathering) of gurrung (kids/ young people) was madang (strong/ brave), with a dazzling array of artworks produced in response [...]
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  • Madang Gurrung Ngurra: March
    Madang Gurrung Ngurra: March
    Cara Macleod, MCA Artist Educator. Local secondary students and staff from Chifley College, Senior Campus, and Plumpton High School were invited to take part in a 3 day intensive art camp called [...]
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