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Reconciliation Action Plan

TarraWarra Museum of Art is delighted to announce the launch of its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). As expressed in our RAP, our vision for reconciliation is a community that proudly recognises and respects the creative expressions, living traditions, deep knowledge systems, diverse talents, and abiding connection to Country of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia. Our Innovate RAP is informed by the three core pillars of relationships, respect and opportunities which provide the framework that will enable us to
embed our reconciliation objectives within our organisational culture and in our strategic planning.

RELATIONSHIPS
One of TarraWarra Museum of Art’s overarching objectives is to actively engage our audiences with art, place and ideas, by presenting unexpected links between contemporary art and modernism within global, national and First Peoples contexts.

Central to this aim, is building and maintaining strong relationships with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and artists. The Museum will continue to work respectfully and inclusively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples to lead, support and provide opportunities for mutually beneficial reconciliation outcomes.

We will continue to listen to and learn from First Peoples artists, communities, and organisations to create a culturally safe and enriching environment in which important conversations and outcomes that enhance reconciliation can take place.

RESPECT
TarraWarra Museum of Art recognises and values Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the original Custodians and the First Artists and cultural practitioners of this land and we acknowledge the vital role that their creative and custodial practices continue to play across Australia.

Through our exhibitions, public programs, learning and engagement activities, external relations and internal operations, we seek to increase understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories in order to foster a culture and a community that proudly recognises, respects, and celebrates the living traditions, deep knowledge systems, compelling artistry, and abiding connection to Country of First Peoples across Australia.

TarraWarra is committed to providing a culturally safe place for artists and First Peoples communities by observing cultural protocols and permissions and engaging staff with ongoing cultural training and learning opportunities.

OPPORTUNITIES
TarraWarra Museum of Art is committed to working towards a reconciled, equitable and just future in which everyone feels included, culturally safe, valued, and respected.
Creating opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples to make and present their creative works, undertake training and gain employment, promotes inclusion, understanding and respect which also brings benefits to our entire organisation.

There is a designated position for a Traditional Owner on the Museum’s Board and we are committed to increasing employment and training opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in our workplace.

Our Museum will continue to engage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander run businesses in our supply chain, in our retail shop and amongst our contractors, acknowledging the benefits that these businesses bring to local communities.

READ OUR PLAN (PDF)

 

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