Curtin University: sand mural created in Naidoc Week celebration

The sand mural.
The sand mural.

A SAND mural representing the contributions made by Aboriginal women in the community is on display at Curtin University as part of Naidoc Week celebrations.

“This mural represents a gathering place for women, which is Curtin University, and in the middle of the mural there are 14 circles representing the 14 Noongar nations,” coordinator Roni Forrest said.

“There’s a bit of a wave around the curly circle that represents their journey there and at the end of it, there are lots of rays going out like women spreading their message out in the community.”

“I called it ‘yorga’s katitjin’ or ‘women’s learning place’.”

Mrs Forrest said many contributions Aboriginal women have made to the community were unwritten and unspoken.

“Women have made a huge contribution, especially Aboriginal women. We’re not only doing it at home, we’re doing it out in the community and it’s empowering our daughters,” she said.

“My daughter’s got opportunities that I never had and I had the opportunities my mother didn’t have and it’s because of the sacrifice from my mum, my sisters and myself that we’re able to help the next generation.”

The sand mural is on display at The Forum on the university grounds until Friday.