Our artwork is a reflection of the devastating fires that ripped through our beautiful Country and how everyone in our community was affected in some way. During the bushfires, our community came together to help one another. We were united in our sadness for the loss of human life, homes, bushland and animals, both native and exotic, but we were also united in our hope for the renewal of nature and the future. Perhaps this tragedy has moved us closer towards listening to the traditional custodians of the land and how to Care for Country.
Reconciliation means …learning from the past, to recognise and acknowledge the injustices that have occurred. To accept and understand that we need to draw from the knowledge of the oldest living culture in order for our Country and all it’s inhabitants to heal, to survive and thrive.
Artists: Lilly Batley, Quentin Driver, Jarrod Everleigh, Ryan Fullerton, Jorja Henderson, Lachlan Macnamara, Jayda Sullivan, Isabelle Thomas, Josie Wassell, Clayton Wells, Henry Wilks, Mary Woodford, Summer McGeachy – Year 9