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Meet The Student Artists
The students created artworks in line with their studies of cultural symbols throughout the school term, prior to their school NAIDOC celebrations and their own NAIDOC art display.
Published 16 August

Our artists worked collaboratively with Rockville State School’s Indigenous students and utilised these symbols within the mural.

The students created artworks in line with their studies of cultural symbols throughout the school term, prior to their school NAIDOC celebrations and their own NAIDOC art display.

Grand Central and the Artists in Residence sincerely thank Rockville State School for coming onboard with this project.

 

Jayarla

JAYARLA

Dingo and Kangaroo symbols were used from Jayarla’s artwork.

“Kangaroos live in the bush. Dingoes are hunters. They are Aboriginal animals.”

 

tamahlii

TAMAHLII 

Tamahlii created the big turtle and the water spirals as her symbols. 

 

mia

MIA

The border design was used from Mia’s artwork.

“They represent the first nations people, the first people on earth. The yellow represents the sun, the yarning circle is where they meet.”

 

thearna

THEARNA

The boat with the people fishing was Thearna’s design.

“The parents go out on the boat and go fishing. They cook the food on the campfire and eat it together.”

 

akaisha

AKAISHA

Akaisha’s vibrant artwork was chosen for her representation of connecting water through waterholes and her water spinning swirls. 

 

georgi

GEORGI

The Sun and baby Emu were used from Georgi’s design.

“Emu is my totem. The emu is looking for water. The sun warms everyone.”

 

penelope

PENELOPE

Aboriginal Hunting Man was designed by Penelope.

“The man is going hunting at night. The campfire is on. He only kills and takes what he needs.”

 

payton

PAYTON

Payton’s design featured a Little Turtle which was added to the mural.

“The turtle is my favourite animal. They have a hard shell and can hide in it.” 

 

LEROY

Leroy’s design included fire and a meeting place.

 

kevina

KEVINA

Kevina’s design work was used to combine the elements together with the centre symbol.

“This is a meeting area where people go to gather. They talk about hunting. They cook the meat on the fire.”

 

MURAL LAUNCH

Our Rockville State School student artists officially opened the mural on Wednesday 14 September 2022, when they cut the official opening ribbon with Grand Central’s Artists in Residence.

The students were presented with their Certificates of Achievement and #ALittleThanks giftbags after their names and original designs were unveiled on the pillar within the space.

 

Mural Launch
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Published on 09 January, 2023