Acknowledgement of Country
The School of Art & Design acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional owners of the land upon which it stands; the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation. We also acknowledge Gadigal Elders past, present and into the future.
As we share our own knowledge, teaching, learning and research practices within this school we also pay respect to the knowledge embedded forever within the Aboriginal Custodianship of Country.
The School of Art & Design welcomes First Nations Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to all of our courses and programs. We are committed to supporting Indigenous students, practitioners and researchers to meet their educational needs and aspirations.
We work closely with UNSW’s Nura Gili Centre for Indigenous Programs on our Kensington Campus which provides pathways to learning opportunities that embrace Indigenous knowledge, cultures and histories.
Nura Gili strives for excellence in educational services and works towards assuring participation and access to all the programs it offers. The staff and students at Nura Gili support community outreach programs to actively spread the message of the availability of tertiary studies. Staff and students also work to promote the centrality of arts, culture and heritage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples - throughout UNSW and the wider community.
Vicki Olsson Scholarship for Indigenous Students
The Vicki Olsson Scholarship has been established at UNSW School of Art & Design to support the educational endeavours of talented and driven Indigenous students who might not, without financial assistance, be able to attend university. UNSW School of Art & Design acknowledges the generosity of Vicki Olsson in initiating this scholarship.