Roebourne artist’s mural the pride of Perth school
A primary school in Perth is looking a lot more colourful after a visit from one of Roebourne Art Group’s senior artists.
Ngarluma woman Loreen Samson visited Kinross Primary School in April to run workshops and create a mural on the school’s playground.
Samson shared stories about her mother and father’s country and said the students had been really interested to learn about her culture.
“The mural tells the story of the snake serpent from Millstream, where my father’s country is,” she said.
“The students actually joined in too.
“I wanted to make it their project, not just mine, because they’re going to come to school every day and look at it.”
Samson said she believed it was essential to pass on the message to children that even if they are not indigenous it is still important for them to know the stories.
“It was really interesting because there were so many different nationalities but they were all hungry to learn and take the journey with me,” she said.
“I got respect and acknowledgement from children that were willing to learn and understand about indigenous people and our culture.”
Samson said she hoped to run similar projects elsewhere in Perth.
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