The Welcome Project
What is "The Welcome Project"?
The aim of the project is to engage the whole Big Hill Primary School community, in particular the Indigenous students and their families. Throughout the project students will immerse themselves in rich Aboriginal culture, explore traditional art concepts, creating a collective art piece which will be titled “Womin-dji-ka”.
“Womin-dji-ka”. This simple yet heart-warming word, native to the Dja Dja Wurrung people meaning “Welcome” will be the focus of a creative mural which will greet the Big Hill community as they enter the school grounds.
Meet Troy and Daikota
Daikota is a local emerging Dja Dja Wurrung Artist who will be working collaboratively with Troy Firebrace to inspire our students throughout this art project. Daikota has worked locally with a local Primary School as well as with local communities groups, designing and creating community inspired artwork.
Troy’s enthusiasm towards his art is inspiring and this shows in his unique and creative designs. His motivation is to bring modernism into Aboriginal Art and to share his skills with a variety of different people.
Big Hill Primary School
5644 Calder Highway, BIG HILL, VIC, 3555
(03) 5447 7022