The University of Newcastle, Australia


Monday, 21 March 2016

An exhibition of Indigenous artwork created by Year 5 and 6 students from Waratah West Public School is being launched on April 1 in Newcastle.

Image of Throsby Creek with Indigenous artwork

The exhibition titled, From the Creek to the Sky, features the colours, textures, shapes, figures and sounds from now and the Dreamtime at Throsby Creek.

Waratah West Public School is a partner of Children’s University Newcastle and all the students involved in the exhibition will receive a stamp in their Learning Passports for the hours and effort they put into creating their artworks.

School Teacher Jane Chapman said the students have learnt a lot from the project and are excited to have their learning recognised.

"The students have been working on the project for the last seven weeks and are very excited about having their work exhibited at the studio. Children's University Newcastle is a big priority for them so they love that this project counts towards their extra learning activities in their passports," she said.

"The  students have heard local Dreamtime stories related to their visit to Throsby Creek by a local elder. From that experience they reflected on elements that inspired them and have created their interpretation of the local Aboriginal culture. The project has given the students an opportunity to increase their awareness of local Aboriginal culture," she added.

The launch is taking place on Friday April 1 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub in Newcastle.

To RSVP, email or call 0466 643 570.

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