**Exhibition now extended into September 2022**
This exhibition of works from Reconciliation NSW's Schools Reconciliation Challenge showcases school students' vision for reconciliation in Australia. The theme for the 2021 challenge, 'Under one Sky: Today, Tomorrow, Forever', encouraged students to explore First Nations astrology - a long-standing and innovative scientific knowledge that has been integrated with current scientific practices. The artworks created reflect the students' understanding of the significance of First Nations knowledges and reconciliation more broadly.
In 2021, despite the hurdles generated through a global pandemic, 495 art and writing entries were received by Reconciliation NSW as part of the Challenge. From these, 45 entries, spread across 28 different schools, became the finalists and will be on display on the Parliament's Reconciliation Wall until 16 September. Overall, the 2021 challenge engaged upwards of 15,000 students through webinar participation and access to the Schools Reconciliation Website. Learn more on the Reconciliation NSW website.
Visit the Reconciliation Wall at NSW Parliament on weekdays, 9am-5pm, between 2 August and 16 September 2022. Entry is via the gatehouse to the left of the building, and the Fountain Court is just beyond the main reception desks. As part of COVID safety measures, visitors will be required to have their temperature checked while pasing through security. We kindly ask that you avoid visiting if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness.
Schools are encouraged to enquire about booking a tour of NSW Parliament, incorporating a visit to the Schools Reconciliation Challenge exhibition. Learn more here.
If you can't make it in person, browse the works in our virtual recreation below.
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The Parliament of New South Wales acknowledges and respects the traditional lands of all Aboriginal people, and pays respects to all Elders past and present. We acknowledge the Gadigal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Parliament of New South Wales stands.