About the Series
Djurali Youth Art Careers Workshops
Djurali is the MCA’s Careers Workshop, aimed at Year 9–12 ATSI visual arts students. Keith Munro, curator of ATSI Programs works closely with schools in ATSI communities to develop Djurali Youth Arts Careers Workshops linking ATSI exhibitions and art practices with the programmed format of Djurali.. Each Djurali consists of a series of workshops over a two to three day period.
This insightful experience gives students the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge through professional and personal talks by a range of people with successful careers in the arts. They include contemporary artists, staff from the MCA, university and arts colleges. The workshops provide important benchmarks and give students the information and expectations needed to undertake a career in the arts. Students also become familiar with the support mechanisms available to them; important practical information such as how to gain entry into university and the role of university, the process involved, who to see and talk to, and resources available to them. Talks are also given by ATSI staff, and where possible from lecturers at arts colleges about what assistance and support mechanisms are available for ATSI students at arts colleges, courses on offer there, what is involved in obtaining a degree and other opportunities.
The focus of Djurali is flexible and can also include camera, painting or film based workshops, depending on the needs of the community. We also explore possible ways of linking the types of resources the MCA has available to promote a greater awareness of this program through the use of the web and multi media.
These workshops take place twice a year – one taking place at the MCA and one
- Djurali means “grow” in the language of the Gadigal people, the traditional owners of the land and waters the MCA is situated upon.