Danebank Anglican School For Girls

Year 6 students studied Judy Watson Napangardi’s work, ‘Mina Mina’ which tells the story of her traditional land, the details of her tribe, including hunting, gathering, art, dance and the natural environment. Students appreciated that she was a senior painter from the Yuendumu community in the Northern Territory. They were inspired by her modern, distinctive and energetic style and her amazing palette of vibrant colour, beautiful shapes, bold lines and textural qualities.

Reconciliation means …the connection between non-Indigenous Australians and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples through discussions in art, culture, dance and Country. The artwork gives students an insight into Napangardi’s life as they learned of the artists many trips on foot to her Country spending time at Mina Mina, Yingipurlangu. This area was her ancestral Country and she expressed her care and devotion to it. Students recognised the similarities of how they care for their own home and community just as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people care and show a deep connection to their own Country.

Artists: Tiffany Wang, Ella Ma, Mandi Li, Angela Wong – Year 6

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Many of these resources and activities have been developed in consultation with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) to ensure that the program meets NSW curriculum outcomes for Stages 3, 4 & 5.