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Students from St Raphael’s School, Parkside, exhibited their artwork at The Monastery, Urrbrae, recently.

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Assistant principal, director of Learning, Kelly Manera, said the art show was a “delightful success”.

“Congratulations to all our learners who showcased their creative talents at our inaugural Art Show this year,” she said.

“The artworks were well received by school and community visitors alike over the three-day event at the beautiful Monastery.”

Year 3 students participated in the Art Gallery of South Australia’s online Tarnanthi Workshop led by Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara artist and Tarnanthi guest educator Elizabeth Close.

The workshop included an introduction to the Tarnanthi Festival as well as a hands-on making activity based on the work of Walmajarri artist John Prince Siddon who often paints on Boab seeds.

St Raphael’s students created their own 3D sculptures of a Boab seed with each side representing one of their favourite things.

“This experience enabled our learners to have a deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artmaking, storytelling and culture and we are proud to have been a part of this workshop,” Ms Manera said.

She thanked the Art Gallery, the Tarnanthi Festival and First Nations artist John Prince Siddon, as well as the Glen Osmond-Parkside Parish team for displaying the artwork.


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