"Womin-dji-ka"

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.

 
 

Our Artists

Meet Troy and Daikota

Daikota Nelson

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 Firebrace

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.

 
 
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Day 1. Meeting The Artist's

Today the students involved in "The Welcome Project" were introduced to Troy Firebrace and Daikota Nelson, the artists who will be working with the student’s on this project. They spent the first session finding out a little bit about the artists and their backgrounds. The students were able to learn a little bit about what the next few months would entail and how they would be apart of the project. Each student took turns to share what they as individuals were looking forward to the most. As you can image the general consensus was getting right in there and starting the painting. The overall feel amongst the students upon completion of the session was one of great enthusiasm and anticipation.



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Big Hill Primary School

5644 Calder Highway, BIG HILL, VIC, 3555

(03) 5447 7022

 

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