"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 5. Letter Selection and Design

Today, student’s selected the letter that they wanted to design and decorate for our sign. They then began to work on how they wanted to present this letter, they started by creating their letter in 3D, they then put some of their favourite things inside. They were encouraged to think about what is important to them, what they would like to see, to feel welcomed and how this can be represented through art. This process is within the draft phase of the project. They explored using a variety of different colours and symbols. The students are very excited in the prospect that their artwork is going to be on the wall of our school!! We have some very talented artists emerging.


Today Taj shared some of his thoughts on today’s lesson:


I’m doing Emo person, with inspiration from Roblox, I also put a secret message within my letter.

















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Big Hill Primary School

5644 Calder Highway, BIG HILL, VIC, 3555

(03) 5447 7022

 

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