Koori Mural

//Koori Mural

We engaged artist Neva Atkinson to work with our Koori students to design and paint a mural. The mural represents an Aboriginal map of the local area using the Aboriginal art symbols that are known Australia wide. The concentric circles in blue represent either a waterway, waterhole etc.  In our mural, they represent the 3 waterways of the area, Dhungala ( Murray), Yakua (Campaspe), Kaeila ( Goulburn).  The natural coloured concentric circle represent a meeting place with people sitting around it, the largest is Wollithica (Echuca) across the river is Moama, Barmah, and Rochester, from where most of the students live and come from. The emu and kangaroo footprints and the cod and the turtles are not just totems, but food sources. The handprints are the signatures of all who were involved.  We used the symbol of the leaf as the wings of the dragonflies, we thought this was fitting as the dragonfly is in almost every part of the world, and symbolizes change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realization. The change that is often referred to has its source in mental and emotional maturity and understanding of life that is achieved through a great environment and education at Echuca College.

2018-10-23T12:04:42+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: General News|