Lockridge: Girls Academy students produce art project inspired by connection to Indigenous culture


Kiara College students Jack Alone, Frances Whitby and Maddison Alone.
Kiara College students Jack Alone, Frances Whitby and Maddison Alone.

A GROUP of Girls Academy students showcased a new art project inspired by their connection to Indigenous culture at a launch event in Lockridge last week.

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.”

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