New dawn of respect

Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.12.08

News source: Wingham Chronicle

Wingham High School has ushered in a new era of respect and acknowledgement of Aboriginal people after unveiling two murals celebrating the Wingham area’s indigenous history.

The stunning artworks, now a permanent fixture in the school grounds, were shown for the first time at a special assembly last Wednesday with local Aboriginal elders in attendance.

The murals marry Aboriginal art with contemporary design elements and were painted by both indigenous and non-indigenous students over an intensive five-day period, under the guidance of Greater Taree City Council youth officer Graeme Kellner.


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