Local students reconnect with art and culture
Narooma High School’s Art-Reconnect program recently culminated in the launch of an exhibition showcasing student’s experiences through photography. The Art-Reconnect program, with funding from the Australian Government has seen many talented far south coast Aboriginal artisans sharing their cultural knowledge and practices and natural resource management skills with NHS students.
Female students worked with Dalmeny artists to explore topics such as social media, body image and self respect. Male students built a full scale canoe with the assistance of Paul Carriage from Ulladulla and it is understood they were the first Aboriginal people in over 100 years to paddle a bark canoe on Wagonga Inlet.
“It has been many years since our people have put bark canoes into Wagonga Inlet. I can pass this cultural knowledge on to others to help build another one.” Year 11 student Kevin Campbell.