At After School Care we are learning about the different symbols used by Jessica Johnson in her artwork “Action” which has been used as the theme by Reconciliation Australia 
Jessica is a descendent of the Warumungu/Wombaya people north of Tennant Creek and is an established artist. 
Her artwork reflects our connection and mutual obligation to one another, community and country. Through commonality and difference, we have the ability to come together and achieve real change.
We have been looking at the patterns she uses and how they symbolise spirits, lands, rivers and stars.  
Some of these techniques we’ll be using to paint our cubby house we made out of recycled materials and clay.  We’re using the clay because it’s similar to ochre we found on a Walkabout Tour recently.  We learned the Kuku Yalanji people of the rainforest where we live used ochre for painting with, with white ochre being the rarest and most sought after.
Stay tuned for our finished cubby house!

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