Katoomba Falls is my favourite place to visit with my family. We usually walk together and find a place to sit and look out at the falls. The view from the waterfall is incredible. My painting reflects the environment that I think needs to be cared for because its unique and beautiful. I looked at the artist from the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute and thought I could use some of their ideas of pattern and colour to relate to reconciliation. Melody McKee
Leura Cascades is a special place I like to visit because it always makes me feel calm, relaxed and peaceful. I looked at Aboriginal artists from the Tandanya National Aboriginal Institute and was greatly inspired by their artwork to create my painting using bright colours, patterns and shapes. I hope my painting evokes a sense of responsibility and care for the environment. Leura Cascades is a place that we need to keep caring for because its unique and a part of where I live in the Blue Mountains National Park. Phoebe Hitchell
Leura Cascades is a special part of the Blue Mountains, the place I live in and love to visit. I was inspired by the Aboriginal artist from the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute and linked my artwork to reconciliation by using repetitive patterns. My painting reflects the environment I want to care for because its not only important to my family and I but the community. Elvie Filewood
Leura Cascades is a very special place that is calm, serene and peaceful. I love going there to see the water fall over the rocks and into the water pools. My artwork relates to reconciliation because I was inspired by the artists from the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute and used bright colours and patterns to make my artwork. My Katoomba Falls painting reflects the environment I want to care for because its a place that my family and I like to visit. Kai Mortensen
I painted Minne Ha Ha Falls because it is in the Country that surrounds my home. I think it is the most beautiful place and I love walking to the waterfall, sitting down and listening to the sound the water makes. My artwork relates to reconciliation because I was inspired to create my artwork from the amazing artist from the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. I reflected the environment that I live in through bright colours and repetitive patterns. Alyssia Healy
My artwork is about Minne Ha Ha Falls. It is a very special place for my family and I because we go there to enjoy its beauty but most of all the peace and quiet. My artwork relates to reconciliation because I wanted to show a place and country in my painting that is unique and peaceful. I was inspired by the artist from the Tandanya National Cultural Institute and used bright colours and repeated shapes. I hope my Minne Ha Ha painting brings a message of responsibility to keep caring and looking after this special country. Sophi Kate Wilds
Reconciliation means …promoting and facilitating respect, trust and positive relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander People.
Artists: Melody McKee, Phoebe Hitchell, Elvie Filewood, Kai Mortensen, Alyssia Healy, Sophi Kate Wilds – Year 5