Art of connection
A GROUP of Girls Academy students showcased a new art project inspired by their connection to Indigenous culture at a launch event in Lockridge this month.
Four students from Kiara College’s Girls Academy and another fellow Kiara student produced several pieces as part of the Act-Commit-Belong Kiya Wandjoo Wandjoo Nidja Art Project, which were unveiled at the Lockridge Community Health and Development Centre.
The academy focused on improved school attendance, boosting academic performance and graduation rates, encouraging health and wellbeing and strengthening cultural connection.
Academy student Frances Whitby said showcasing their artwork to the wider community was important.
Academy parent Spencer Alone, whose daughter Maddison took part in the project, said his family took pride in their culture.
“We are very proud parents,” he said. “It means a lot that cultural art work is being displayed… it gives us our identity of who we are.”
Andrew Embley, Paul Duffy, Foodbank WA CEO Greg Hebble and Aaron Lewis.