Colour­ful mean­ing

Joondalup Times - - OPINION -

AN indige­nous mu­ral is bring­ing colour to Mul­laloo Beach Pri­mary School.

The mu­ral was cre­ated by year 1 to 3 stu­dents with the help of artist Deb­o­rah Bonar, who has Gija and Ya­matji her­itage.

It is com­posed of in­tri­cate dots and fea­tures lo­cal indige­nous sym­bols such as kan­ga­roos and wa­ter sites, which sym­bol­ise the mean­ing of the word Mul­laloo. The project aimed to teach stu­dents about Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der cul­ture and her­itage.

Joon­dalup MLA Emily Hamilton vis­ited the school ear­lier this year to check in on the progress of the mu­ral.

The mu­ral was funded us­ing a $2000 from the City of Joon­dalup and $1000 from the school’s P&C.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d472377

Joon­dalup MLA Emily Hamilton with artist in res­i­dence Deb­o­rah Bonar and year 1 stu­dents.

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