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Indigenous Artist in Residence

We are thrilled that Indigenous Artist, Samantha Richards, is working with our Art Classes in Semester one. Samantha is a descendent of the Wurundjeri and Dja Dja Wurrung Tribes of the Melbourne and Bendigo regions.

Samantha has produced exquisite artwork for many institutions and companies including; the Royal Botanical Gardens, the AFLW, Kings Transport, Fire Rescue Victoria, the University of Melbourne, the Melbourne Vixens Netball team, and she created the incredible four-storey artwork on the facade of Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital.

Sam has spent the past few weeks educating the students in the 12 traditional Wurundjeri symbols, telling Creation and Dreamtime stories, providing insightful information on Indigenous culture, including sharing her extensive knowledge of Indigenous flora, and teaching weaving practices.

Each of our classes are working on different projects with Sam this semester:

  • Our Year 7 classes are weaving raffia based on traditional Indigenous symbols.

  • Our Year 8 classes are currently creating 3D sculptures using the animals from the Dreamtime stories as their inspiration.

  • The Year 10 students are creating their own patterns in Procreate using the traditional Victorian symbols.

To find out more, please see our College Newsletter - link at the top of this page.



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