b'FEATURED ARTICLEAnnouncing inaugural First Nationsarts initiative acquisitions The representation and celebration of First Nations arts and cultures is important at Burgmann College, as we seek to reflect the deep histories, diverse cultures and ongoing truths of Australia.I n 2020, the College established the First Nations Arts Initiative as a core element of our Reconciliation Action Plan. Our ambition was to purchase significant works of art which would become the inaugural acquisitions in a growing collection of works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.With sincere gratitude to our donors, we are delighted to announce that we reached our Fundraising goal of $23,500 in March 2021, enabling the College to purchase four remarkable works by First Nations artists, as detailed below. Living with, and celebrating these works by First Nations artists, and learning of the stories they tell, helps Burgmann College foster and maintain a respectful community of informed residents, staff and Alumni. With the support of our donors we are embedding respect for the worlds longest surviving cultures and communities throughout our practices and programs.Portrait of Dr Aunty Matilda HouseThis exceptional photographic portrait of Ngambri Elder Dr Aunty Matilda House by the esteemed First Nations photographer Dr Brenda L Croft (Gurindji/Malngin/Mudburra Peoples; Anglo-Australian/Chinese/German/Irish heritage) was shortlisted in the 2020 National Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. This portrait was later included in Know My Name: AustralianMatilda (Ngambri/Ngunnawal), 2019 Edition: five Women Artists 1900 to Now (Part 1) at the NationalBrenda L Croft Gallery of Australia 14 November 2020-9 May 2021.Gurdindji/Malngin/Mudburra/Anglo-Australian/Chinese/German/Irish heritage Born Perth, WA, 1964Aunty Matilda (b 1945) is a Ngambri woman who has dedicated her life to the pursuit of social justice for First Nations Peoples. A tireless supporter of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy since its founding in 1972, she helped establish the Aboriginal Legal Service in Queanbeyan in the 1980s and had a key role in establishing the Australian National Universitys Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre in 1989.2 2 FACE 2 FACE MAGAZINE'