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 6. Stories

Updated: Aug 14, 2019

There are many types of stories in Aboriginal culture. Creation stories for example: rainbow serpent, Bunjil and Waa. Stories help us to share our beliefs about land and family, usually these stories will have a moral or an important meaning or message behind it. The students heard the story of the Rainbow Serpent, told by Troy.

Students spent some time creating their own stories, they were encouraged to use pictures, symbols, patterns.

Here are some of the following stories:

There were joined rocks in a cliff, an earthquake came and the rocks split apart revealing a large gush of water, creating a waterfall. Kohen S

A rainbow snake trying to catch an old lady, who is dragging a stick along the ground. The stick is making lots of noise which is making the snake made. The path that is created by the snakes tracks are deep, so when it rains, it fills up and becomes a river. Tellium and Marcus

Mia and Bella chose to create a story which included themselves, they climb snow capped mountains, when they reached the summit they symbolise their adventure and success by erecting an Aboriginal flag at the top.

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Big Hill Primary School

5644 Calder Highway, BIG HILL, VIC, 3555

(03) 5447 7022


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