Exploring indigenous art and culture with William Caldwell

Year 6 students at IGS have been studying Indigenous Art and recently participated in a captivating incursion with a special guest, artist William Caldwell.

Together our Year 6 students created a beautiful piece that tells the story of Glebe — where Will is from — with symbols of the waterholes, hunting, kangaroo tracks. The masterpiece drafted by all students will soon find its place in the Year 6 area, proudly framed and displayed.

During the sessions, Mr Caldwell shared stories of his family, saying “mum was part of the Stolen Generation” and he also talked about forgiveness, second chances and answered questions from students about The Voice.

Reflecting on the experience, Mr Caldwell said “That’s why I like to do these workshops, to give people the opportunity to create aboriginal art. You don’t need to be aboriginal to like or create aboriginal art”.

Enjoy the gallery!