Centring First Nations Voices in Arts Education
“To have social groups and culture represented equitably in an educational context is important to grow their voices” John Waight.
John Waight, Head of First Peoples Programs at NAS, was recently interviewed by Arts Hub about his experience as an arts professional pushing for equity and diversity in Australian educational and cultural institutions. Waight’s role at NAS includes rethinking and reworking the School’s curriculum to place First Nations art and culture in a central position as a foundation of Australian art, as well as working to ensure inclusion and storytelling are embedded in the educational experience.
Article by Gina Fairley.
Image by Peter Morgan. Smoking Ceremony, National Art School, 2022.