NANA INSPIRES YOUNG DESIGNER
MOLLY Bundamarra lost interest in painting and drawing until she discovered the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME).
Now, thanks to the AIME program, the Clontarf Aboriginal College student is excited to be displaying her original artwork on a new range of apparel.
Molly is one of 22 students chosen to participate in a paid art internship, producing pocket T-shirts sold online as AIME Apparel.
“My nana is my biggest inspiration; I do art to be close to her and my family,” Molly said.
“I hope the viewers of my art are able to recognise the whirlwind of emotions in life and different ways we cope with them.”
Willagee indigenous high school student Ashley Maroney nearly lost interest in school until she became part of the AIME project.
“When people look at my artwork I want them to feel happy because of all the bright colours and patterns,” Ashley said.
Each T-shirt sold goes straight back into the program to work with 10,000 indigenous children across the country.
A T-shirt designed by Clontarf College student Molly Bundamarra.