The School

Alexandria Park Community School is a vibrant and unique Kindergarten to Year 12 school located in heart of Sydney opposite Alexandria Park. It is a dual campus site, with the Senior School on Mitchell Road and the Junior School on Park Road. The Junior campus has expansive green spaces and playing areas which students from K – 12 are able to enjoy during lunchtimes, at sport and for lessons. 

The Project

In a special project supported by the Greame Wood Foundation and the City of Sydney, Lorna Munro and Eric Avery will introduce the students of Alexandria Community School to poetry writing and performance that incorporates Aboriginal language (including Wiradjuri, Gamilaroi, Ngiyampaa, Yuin and Sydney Languages).

This three week intensive project will see students from years 5 and 6 work with Eric and Lorna in a number of interdisciplinary activities that incorporate writing, performance, dance and music, culminating a special performance for their peers, local community members and elders from the Sydney community. 

For more information chick here

The Poet

Eric Avery

Eric is from the Ngiyampaa, Yuin, Gumbangirri and Bundjalung people of NSW. Eric’s practice as an Indigenous Interdisciplinary Artist is based in his Dance and Music.

Eric has an ancestry of strong, resilient creative people. Believing in the strength of his people’s art Eric aims to revitalise aboriginal language in his practice. To speak his ancestors tongue is what Eric describes as being a transformative experience – to hear the different intonations is an inspiration musically and to engage with his language is a continuance of culture. To share this is Eric’s goal.