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Year One students at St Teresa’s School, Brighton, took part in an art lesson with a difference recently.

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Renowned Indigenous artist Audrey Brumby came to the school to work with the students at the request of teacher Rebecca Hall.

Audrey painted symbols of each child’s family members on black paper and the students then completed their artwork using traditional Indigenous painting methods.

Audrey was accompanied by Indigenu art gallery owner and workshop facilitator Tony Straccia who runs Indigenous art programs in the corporate sector. Audrey’s artwork is on display at the gallery in Sturt St, Adelaide.

Ms Hall said the school wanted to support the Indigenous identity of one of her students, Brody Newchurch.

“Brody is very proud of his culture,” said Ms Hall who has worked closely with his family to provide opportunities such as the art lesson.

Brody’s older brother, who attends Sacred Heart College, and his four-year-old twin sisters were represented in his painting.

“I love my family,” said Brody after taking part in the art class.

Other comments from students included “I loved learning how to do the dots” (Alakiir) and “my mum said it was awesome” (Taj).

Poppy Okinga




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