Indigenous mural brightening up Mullaloo Beach Primary School

Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton with artist in residence Deborah Bonar and year 1 students.
Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton with artist in residence Deborah Bonar and year 1 students.

AN indigenous mural is bringing colour to Mullaloo Beach Primary School.

The mural was created by students from years 1 to 3 with the help of artist Deborah Bonar who has Gija and Yamatji heritage.

It is composed of intricate dots and features local indigenous symbols such as kangaroos and water sites which symbolise the meaning of the word Mullaloo.

The project aimed to engage students creatively and teach them about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.

Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton visited the school earlier this year to check in on the progress of the mural.

“I can safely say there is a lot of talent among the students,” she said.

“It’s great to see students learning about the importance of indigenous culture and heritage through art.”

The mural was funded using a $2000 from the City of Joondalup and $1000 from the school’s P&C.

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