Girrawheen SHS students’ art on display at Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre


Teagan Pearson, Samantha Pearson, Angela Conway (back), Kirstie Kickett and Tamika Conduit with artist Esandra Colbung.
Teagan Pearson, Samantha Pearson, Angela Conway (back), Kirstie Kickett and Tamika Conduit with artist Esandra Colbung.

ARTWORKS by budding artists from Girrawheen Senior High School are on display at Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre.

The works are the result of students’ involvement in an art program run by the City of Wanneroo, Edith Cowan University and the school, which aims to improve the education, discipline and self-esteem of young Aboriginal women through art.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the program had encouraged students’ expression of art and guided them through the processes required to develop an exhibition.

“The classes have helped the students develop skills and given then an incentive to work hard, improve their academic achievements and stay at school,” she said.

“Students are learning about art techniques, art galleries, developing ideas and art as a career.

“They’re taking great pride in their exhibition pieces, which will be unveiled next month for the community to enjoy.”

Local Noongar artist Esandra Colbung has been mentoring the students about their culture and teaching them art techniques such as dot painting.

The exhibition runs from October 18 to November 5 in the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre conference room.