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Indigenous Artist Workshop for Gold Coast Schools Connect

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Week 2, Term Three, 2017

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Senior Arts students from the College took part in a workshop, creating indigenous art to gift to a Singaporean school. The project was part of the Gold Coast's Schools Connect initiative.

On Thursday of Week 1 we were fortunate enough to have Indigenous artist, Katrina Singh, visit us from the Jellurgal Centre. Katrina ran a three hour workshop with a small group of Senior Art students, sharing her knowledge of Aboriginal Art work and the rich history we have here on the Gold Coast. After learning about the meaning being certain features and styles, the group of students set to work on designing and painting their ideas onto a 1.4 metre ‘surfboard’ and ‘boomerang’.

As part of the Gold Coast Schools Connect initiative, to promote the Gold Coast and the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Somerset College has partnered with Dunman High School in Singapore, who are lucky enough to have been gifted these fantastic artworks. The artworks are en-route to Singapore as we speak, and will be presented to Dunman High School by Mr Bassingthwaighte later this month. The Gold Coast Schools Connect initiative aims to build relationships between schools within the Commonwealth, through learning about the cultures and customs of other nations. We hope that the Dunman High School community like our work!

A huge thank you to all of the staff involved with making this project a success!

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