On our Presentation Day we will acknowledge and reward the achievement of our students and we extend an invitation to you to join with us in this celebration.
Following the Awards Ceremony, guests will have the privileged opportunity to experience a cultural performance by Gali Yalkarriwuy a traditional Aboriginal (Yolngu) Mala Leader and Galpu clan representative as he dances the Morning Star Dance in celebration of his granddaughters graduation. A student musical production will showcase the talent of our students. Guests may adjourn to the Sandra Bardas Gallery to view a collection of art works that tell the story of the Bnumbirr (Morning Star Pole) from Galiwinku, Northeast Arnhem Land.
Presentation Day Key Note Speaker – Sasha Sarago
Sasha Sarago is a proud Aboriginal woman of the Wadjanbarra Yidinji and Jirrbal clans ‘Rainforest People’ of Cairns, Far North Queensland. A former fashion model, Sasha founded Ascension Australia’s first Indigenous and ethnic women’s lifestyle magazine with an article The Colour of Beauty a new dialogue of cultural identity and self-representation from an Indigenous and ethnic women ‘s point of view.
Enlivened by her passion to articulate a new definition of beauty, Sasha hit the media raising awareness about ‘colourism’ in the fashion industry with an article in The Guardian: Where are Indigenous models in our fashion landscape? Since the launch of Ascension, Sasha now has her sights set on cultivating Ascension into a formidably empowering lifestyle and multimedia company.
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