“Our Voices, Our Future”

Year 5 have been creating pieces of art for the 2018 Schools Reconciliation Challenge with the theme “Our Voices, Our Future”.

This challenge promotes awareness around the importance of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people of Australia.

Below are some of the students’ works and artist statements:

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Wherever by Kylie Barbouttis: “My artwork shows that skin colour doesn’t have to stop people from being friends.”

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Our Voices Can Change the World by Mia Wroniak: “The voices are coming together to create a new, better and equal future for the world over a backdrop that resembles the Aboriginal flag.”

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The Multicultural Tree by Timothy Bardos: “The rainbow hand represents how you should be treated like everyone else no matter what your skin colour is.”

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Untitled by Isabella Lazoglou: “I have used a map of Australia with the colours of an Aboriginal flag to represent reconciliation. On the outside of Australia I have used a rainbow of colours to show Australia is a place of unity and diversity.”

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Multi-Coloured Multicultural Australia by Imani Johns: “The use of colour in the sun and rainbows represent positive relationships between Aboriginal people and all other nationalities in Australia.”

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One of Many Voices by Erick Zhang: “My artwork is about letting kids have a say for our future.”

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A Handful of Sand by Bruno Decker-Stewart, We speak as one by Nadia Kljajic and One nation, one future by Matilda Randall

Learn more about the competition and the important work of the NSW Reconciliation Council.