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Exhibition of works | A TUK – Nyibol Deng

09/12/2022 @ 10:00 am - 23/12/2022 @ 3:00 pm

Image: Nyibol Deng

Exhibition of Works

Prior to the BMI Maker Market & Book Sale Nyibol will have an exhibition of works on display in the Library. You will be able to get a preview of the product she will have for purchase on market-day. You will be able to purchase these works and all commission earned via these sales will go towards supporting the on-going maintenance of Our Heritage Collection. 

This display will be open during normal Library operating hours.

A TUK | Nyibol Deng 

Of Ethiopian and South Sudanese background, in 2003 Nyibol Deng completed the perilous journey from her home country of South Sudan to make a new life in Australia.

Carrying the barest of necessities, Nyibol brought with her a resilient sense of family and tradition. She dreamed of being in a community free of conflict – and of translating all of the flavours of her Nuer heritage for her new neighbours.

The ambition of sharing cultures sustained Nyibol through the rigours of learning a new language, establishing roots in unfamiliar places and climates, attending school, navigating the novel byways of Australian life, and starting a family of her own.

In 2019 Nyibol launched A TUK – a name drawn from a Nuer term meaning ‘Begin’.

Today, Nyibol holds firm to the values of autonomy and self-determination, and her commitments to environmental sustainability and giving back to her community.

Arts and cultural activities

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This workshop is a BMI Community Art Project – Ballarat’s Oldest Cultural Institution

Details

Start:
09/12/2022 @ 10:00 am
End:
23/12/2022 @ 3:00 pm
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Venue

BMI – Library and Heritage Room
117-119 Sturt Street
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350 Australia
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Phone:
(03) 5331 3042