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Art as a Vehicle for Reconciliation

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Week 3, Term Two, 2020

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Over the recent long weekend, local indigenous and established artist, Ms Narelle Urquhart and her daughter, Jessica, collaborated with four Art Committee students and facilitated by Mr Walker to complete a reconciliation project in the new yarning circle under the new Aitkenhead Building.

Marcus Ibsen, Nicholas Tan, Darcy Beynon and I painted and yarned with Narelle and Jessica. We loved being able to hear about Narelle’s journey from childhood to now and learn about the importance of reconciliation. This beautiful artwork about Indigenous and non-Indigenous people coming together further extends the amazing work many students have achieved on the College’s Barambah and Myall Creek trips.

It’s hoped the yarning circle is a safe place for students and staff to come together and respectfully discuss matters extending from the classroom where we can learn and build upon existing relationships.

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