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Tilba artist and artwork celebrated in launch of new UoW regional initiative

Congratulations to Tilba artist Cheryl Davison who was in Wollongong today for the launch of the University of Wollongong (UoW) iAccelerate initiative and the unveiling of her iAccelerate Songlines artwork

The University of Wollongong’s iAccelerate Centre is purpose-built business incubator and accelerator that will hopefully be a key component to the region’s innovation ecosystem in facilitating rapid acceleration of new businesses and attracting other businesses to the region. Its intent it to enable entrepreneurs the chance to see the world as their marketplace while making the South Coast of NSW their home.

The iAccelerate initiative is committed to supporting regional communities and building a successful innovative economy for the future. Today saw the launch of the iAccelerate Songlines artwork which serves as a visual representation of knowledge sharing within our community characterising how we are share our knowledge and seeing a similar approach via the UoW Centre to enable regional outreach via a "songline" of innovation hubs in our community.

VIDEO: The iAccelerate Songlines artwork is created by Aboriginal artist Cheryl Davison. (source) Cheryl was born in Bega and has lived most of her life on the coast. She is descended from the Walbunga and Ngarigo people and often depicts stories told to her by family elders. Cheryl works on paper, canvas and stone. Her prints are of an exceptionally high standard and marry contemporary style with ancient technique. Cheryl Davison’s work has been purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, NSW State Gallery, Wollongong City Gallery and many private collectors national and internationally.

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