Sheldon Harrington Indigenous Knowledge Honours Scholarship 2020 @ SCU

Sheldon was selected for the 2020 Lord’s Taverners Indigenous Knowledge Honours Scholarship based at SCU. He is a young local Widjabul Artist from the Bundjalung Nation on the NSW Far North Coast. He has been painting, designing, creating and storytelling for more than 15 years. “My art is more than just tangible objects, it also encompasses values, kinship systems, ways of learning and teaching, communicating and decision making through our ways of knowing, doing, being and seeing. I want to contribute to the existing literature by grounding through story, connection to place and positioning the patterns of interactions through Country as a mediating device for Knowledge and Philosophy.”

His Honours Thesis investigated the ways in which Indigenous Art can effectively influence the recognition and greater acceptance of Indigenous culture within society. Sheldon is an outstanding artist and is one of three local artists who are developing significant sites along the Pacific Motorway.

He has also recently designed a new “Thank You” card for our branch. We wish him all the best for the future.