East Victoria Park PS gets education on indigenous art

East Victoria Park PS gets education on indigenous art

EAST Victoria Park Primary School students learned about |indigenous art as they embarked on a high profile creative project after a talk by two Aboriginal artists.

Dr Richard Walley and Nerolie Blurton visited the school on |October 18 to inspire the students as they designed and created bollard covers, which will be on show during the Vic Park Summer Street Party on November 19.

The students learned about the concept of six seasons according to the Noongar calendar.

There will be six bollard covers that represent each of the seasons.

Dr Walley said he enjoyed talking to the students and seeing how their imaginations worked.

“Rather than giving them |direction, it’s about honing their ideas into a narrative,” he said.

“I hope they take away the ideas about imagination, teamwork and building community engagement.

“They will learn to create art and use their minds to put something on paper or another medium to tell their story.”

Dr Walley said he believed the Vic Park Summer Street Party was an important event because it allowed for community development.

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