"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 10 - Identity

Today the students explored identity. They had the opportunity to have family members visit during the session to share personal stories with their child. Daikota and Troy also shared painting techniques with the students which they practiced throughout the lesson.














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Big Hill Primary School

5644 Calder Highway, BIG HILL, VIC, 3555

(03) 5447 7022

 

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