Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre
...taking the learning beyond the classroom
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day at Bunyvaville EEC on the 1st of August, 2019
Every year, Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre hosts Indigenous students and Yr 6 leaders from Albany Hills State School to celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children Day. This year we worked with our Artist in Residence, Melinda Serico.
Firstly, Debbie, Rod and Kim took students on an Earthwalk to re-connect students to Mother Earth. After morning tea at the dam, students did some nature journaling during Dadirri, to record what part of Mother Earth they may like to represent in their artwork.
Back at the Centre, Melinda taught students about her painting techniques using ochres gathered from her Wakka Wakka Country, northwest of Brisbane. Students did a concept painting on canvas boards to practice using the ochres.
Finally, students transferred their paintings onto planks. The paintings are spectacular and represent the students connection to the Bunyaville forest. These planks will be sealed and will form an Art Installation at a new entrance to our Centre later this year. We can’t wait to have the official unveiling.
Thank you Mr Hansen and Mrs Farley for visiting at the dam and to Mrs Pround and Mrs Meiklejohn for accompanying the students. We missed you Mrs Roberts.