Mosaics celebrate culture, history

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As part of NAIDOC Week celebrations, the cultural committee at Albany Senior High School organised a mosaic project last week to celebrate native animals and the Noongar language.

The project began on Monday when 18 students, both indigenous and non-indigenous, designed their artwork.

The designs were to feature their own drawing of an Australian animal and the Noongar name for it.

The self-nominated students completed the exercise on Friday, led by visual arts teacher Melissa Daw, who said the artwork would be displayed for everyone to see.

“The tiles that are completed will go outside the science building to relate to science and the languages together,” she said. “Aboriginal art is already part of the curriculum, but this was about just raising awareness and keeping the language alive.”

NAIDOC Week runs from July 2 to 9, celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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