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Issue 17
25 September 2006

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Pwoja 2006
Pedro Wonaeamirri
Pwoja 2006
Etching, sugarlift and aquatint


Nikki Schultz

Nikki Schultz

What are you studying: Bachelor of Design

Why did you want to study at CDU?
Flexibility was very important and I wanted to be able to complete my course from home.

Favourite thing about life @ CDU?
By studying at CDU, you have the opportunity to make new friends both inside and outside the industry.

Interests and hobbies:
I enjoy listening to music, playing basketball and yoga.

Career aspirations:
I want to be able to design and run my own environmental sustainability conscience architectural forum.

What are the key things that have helped you through your studies?
The support from family, friends and access to facilities.

Register your 2007 CDU event on What's On.


Richard Ryan

Council reappoints chancellor for new three-year term

CDU's Council has re-elected Richard Ryan as Chancellor for a further three-year term. Read more >>

Dr Gary Robinson

CDU Public Lecture Series: October Series

The CDU Public Lecture Series for October begins with Dr Gary Robinson’s lecture The Manufacture of Crisis: Aboriginal Societies, Social Policy and Social Change. Read more >>

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Creative life of Alice Springs

Leading figures in the creative life of Alice Springs will share their experiences with national and international speakers in CDU's Creative Citizenship symposium at the Araluen Centre this month. Read more >>

Dr Cathy Applegate

Musical tribute for CDU symposium

Darwin composer Dr Cathy Applegate has composed a special musical tribute for this month's Creative Citizenship symposium organised by CDU. Read more >>

Professor John Hartley

The future of creative industries

“The creative citizen is already active in the sphere of blogging on the Internet and via initiatives like digital storytelling,” says Professor John Hartley, a keynote speaker at CDU’s Creative Citizenship symposium this month. Read more >>

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FEATURE EVENT : Charles Darwin Symposium: Creative Citizenship
29 September : David Suzuki - The ultimate tour Australia and New Zealand 2006
7 October : DSO presents Last Night at the Proms
For more information go to What's On >>
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CDU excels in the 2006 NT Vocational Training Awards

CDU excels in the 2006 NT Vocational Training Awards

CDU has enjoyed outstanding success in the 2006 NT Vocational Training awards, taking out the major training award for an institution and winning many of the individual categories. Read more >>

Amanda Cawthorne-Crosby

Late starter wins award

Amanda Cawthorne-Crosby admits to being a late starter when it comes to her teaching career. Read more >>

Jamie Adams and Priscilla Willcockson

CDU wins at Australian Fine Foods Exhibition

CDU bakery coordinator and lecturer, Robert Schwerdt, could not be happier with the performance of the Territory baking team at the recent Australia Fine Food Exhibition. Read more >>

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Further boost to waterways funding

Waterways studies across the north of Australia will be boosted by a further injection of $5 million in federal funding. Read more >>

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Edgar Dunis

Donor takes creative approach

One of Darwin’s pioneer residents is taking a creative approach to sponsoring two university scholarships that reflect his lifelong passion for the arts. Read more >>

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University of Malaysia Sarawak visits CDU

University of Malaysia Sarawak visits CDU

CDU has recently hosted a delegation of senior staff from the University of Malaysia Sarawak. Read more >>

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Ramingini women visit CDU for print making workshop

Ramingining women keeping culture strong

This past three weeks, Ramingining women have been producing lino prints and etchings in printmaking workshops at Bula’bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation in Ramingining and on campus at Northern Editions. Read more >>

Who comes, who goes? Survey explores NT population mobility

A telephone survey of Territory residents over the next weeks will help researchers at CDU's School for Social and Policy Research build a better picture of the Territory's population. Read more >>

David Suzuki Australian and New Zealand tour

David Suzuki comes to CDU

David Suzuki will visit CDU's Casuarina Campus tomorrow as part of a national farewell lecture and book signing tour to promote his autobiography due out this month. Read more >>

Patent attorney visit

CDU is set to host a patent, trade mark and design seminar aimed at establishing and enforcing intellectual property rights. Read more >>

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Nominations now open for NT Young Achiever Awards

Nominations now open for NT Young Achiever Awards

Nominations are now open for the Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards, recognising the achievements of young Territorians. Read more >>

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Matt Campbell

Matt Campbell appointed as chairperson of the NCLMTPN

CDU lecturer in resource management, Matthew Campbell, has recently been elected to the position of chairperson of the National Conservation and Land Management Training Providers Network for 2007. Read more >>

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Katherine Campus


CDU's Katherine Campus is experiencing one its busiest times of the year with students and lecturers working hard to complete studies, and those about to complete courses considering their options, including what to study next. Read more >>

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Northern Editions feature print: Pwoja 2006

Northern Editions feature print

Pedro’s etching Pwoja refers to designs that are painted on the body during ceremony, particularly the Pukamani mortuary ceremony. Body paint, or yirrinkiripwoja, is applied to the body to confuse the spirits of the deceased, and conceal the true identity of the performer. However, in this context Pedro has truncated the term to simply title his etching Pwoja, stripping away superfluous detail and which is perhaps also a witty allusion to his work as being more about art than ceremony.

Pedro’s print is part of Northern Editions’ latest exhibition, Jilamara: new etchings from Melville Island, showing from 8 August to 13 October, Northern Editions Gallery, Building 33, Casuarina Campus.

Visit the Northern Editions website for further information about this and future exhibitions. Read more >>

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