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Jadwiga Hadryś

Jadwiga "Yaya" Hadryś
 

Jadwiga “Yaya” Hadryś was born in Pionki in 1954. After she graduated from secondary school, a group of friends she had met in Poland invited her to come to Australia. A holiday which was supposed to last a couple months turned into an entire life spent in that country.

After graduating with a degree in graphic design from the Sydney College of The Arts, Jadwiga Hadryś took up work at Special Broadcasting, a TV station. There, she soon became their graphic design lead. Her long years working in the media brought her to Ramingining, where she first discovered, and became fascinated by, Aboriginal culture, something she decided to devote her life and work to. She has done film projects, published an album on pearl farms in the town of Broome. Her photos have been shown in exhibitions in Poland, Germany and other countries. She has worked in art galleries, tried her hand at jewellery production and screen printing.

Since 2010, she has been working as an art curator at the Bula’bula Centre in Ramingining.


She was interviewed by Edi Pyrek in 2011 in Sydney.

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The colours, smells and lights of Sydney
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Amnesty for immigrants
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“My home is wherever I am”
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The importance of your roots
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Apart from our differences, we are the same
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The feel of emigration
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Two anchors
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