The vibrant and meaningful artwork was designed by a group of enthusiastic students and the RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan) leadership team, with expert guidance from Iteka Sanderson- Bromley and artist Tjimari Sanderson-Milera, founder of Kumarninthi, an organisation that offers cultural education programs.
“We are proud to have had the opportunity to guide and work alongside St Andrew’s School students as they developed their knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal art and culture,” says Iteka Sanderson-Bromley.
During the design process, students engaged in a powerful cultural exchange, where they learnt about First Nations artwork and gained a deeper understanding of Aboriginal culture. The result is a mural that reflects the children’s creativity, cultural understanding, and strong sense of place, community, and belonging at St Andrew’s School.
This new addition to the School’s Reconciliation Garden is an important symbol of the School’s ongoing commitment to the journey towards reconciliation and providing a voice for generations – Coordinator of Diversity and Equity, Cerys Phillips.
The unveiling of the mural is a proud moment for St Andrew’s, and it signals the School’s commitment to promoting reconciliation and cultural understanding.
St Andrew’s School Principal, Luke Ritchie, said, “We are thrilled to unveil this stunning Aboriginal mural, which represents a significant milestone in our Reconciliation journey. The process of creating the mural has been a valuable learning experience for both staff and students. We hope that it will inspire and educate others about the importance of recognising and celebrating Aboriginal culture.”
St Andrew’s School looks forward to building on the momentum generated by this meaningful and inspiring project, continuing its important work in fostering reconciliation and cultural understanding within the community.
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