Insight - Art Exhibition

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There are an estimated 58 million children around the world who are out of school. These children and their families are usually thought of as poor, uneducated, and non-literate. This exhibition challenges viewers to think differently about what literacy means, how it is used, and what we know about it.

It presents a small selection of over 4,000 photographs taken by 10 out-of-school children from two rural communities in northern Ghana. The children are between the ages of 8-12 years, with five girls and five boys participating. At the time, they were also attending a semi-formal literacy and numeracy program that aimed to transition into the formal school system after nine months. Despite this enrolment, they were still considered out of school.

These children participated in doctoral research undertaken by Brendan Rigby, at the University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education. This exhibition is part of his research efforts, using the photographs as a way to not only communicate the data, but to involve a broader audience in its analysis, interpretation, and viewing.

Dates and times

24/05/2016 to 04/06/2016

Tue: 11am – 5pm

Wed: 11am – 5pm

Thu: 11am – 5pm

Fri: 11am – 5pm

Sat: noon – 4pm

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