The National Trust (NSW) brings the Schools Reconciliation Challenge exhibition back to Everglades House & Gardens for 2021.
About the exhibition
We are in Darug and Gundungurra country and schools here have participated in the NSW Reconciliation Council Schools Challenge for the last 10 years. Their participation has been enhanced by talented local Aboriginal artists conducting workshops in the schools based on the theme for the year, this year being ‘Speaking and Listening from the Heart’.
These workshops have been organised by Mountains Outreach Community Service and supported by volunteers from Blue Mountains People for Reconciliation.
The Schools Reconciliation Challenge is an annual event organised by Reconciliation NSW. The National Trust has partnered with Reconciliation NSW for years, providing heritage sites across the state in which the visual art, multimedia and written works can be displayed for the community to see. Everglades House & Gardens is just one of these sites.
In 2019, 415 art and writing works were submitted from across 340 schools in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Twenty of the works were awarded prizes, and are now on show as part of the travelling exhibition. The Blue Mountains is very well represented with students’ work from four of the region’s schools included.