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Students get creative with Quandamooka artist

Lendlease’s Shoreline community invited First Nations students from Redland Bay State School to partake in a cultural art workshop, with the final collaborative piece to be displayed in the new Shoreline community.

Quandamooka artist and Ngugi woman Libby Harward delivered the workshop, where she shared stories with the jarjums (children) about Connection to Country and the animals and plants that inhabit the Moreton Bay area. 

The students then put brush to paper to illustrate what they had learnt. The scene (partial shown below) shares these learnings.

“It was a great morning with the jarjums, we shared stories about Country and the relationship we have with Country. We also shared stories about the animals and plant life that call Moreton Bay home. Ms Haward said.

Ms Haward said the students then took what they had learnt to paint their own images which will form a long public art piece to be displayed in the Shoreline community.

"I love working with kids to draw their own interpretations in their own free way and am excited to see their work come together to tell a visual story," she said.

Lendlease head of Queensland communities Ian Murray said it was important for the community to pay respects and recognise the traditional owners of the land.

"As a business that works across many locations, we have a responsibility to listen, learn, and walk alongside First Nations peoples to ensure our activities support the continuing of connection to their land, waters, cultures, languages and traditions."

Watch the full video here about the cultural workshop.

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