Indigenous photographer Professor Wayne Quilliam visited Pembroke for a 3-day residency in June. Professor Quilliam is regarded as one of Australia’s pre-eminent Indigenous photographic artists, curators and cultural advisers. His career highlights and awards include the NAIDOC Indigenous Artist of the Year, Human Rights Media Award, the Walkley Award for photojournalism, and being nominated as a Master of Photography by National Geographic.
Pembroke students benefited enormously from the Professor Quilliam residency. He spent time with Year 5 students speaking about his Tasmanian heritage, sharing stories and answering students’ questions on a wide range of topics. Middle School Visual Art and Drama students admired his drones and learnt how he uses them when illustrating and expressing his culture through the lens. Senior School Visual Art and Film students benefited from his experience and received mentoring in groups and individually in relation to all aspects of photography and film-making.
Professor Quilliam's visit was supported by the Pembroke Foundation. He will be returning to Pembroke in 2019 during the Unreel Film Festival.