Dare to be Deadly’s artwork at Kiama Council’s Sorry Day

The artwork displayed has been created by the students of the Dare to be Deadly group at Minnamurra Public School.

Dare to be Deadly is a cultural awareness program which aims to provide the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students of Minnamurra Public School with cultural, academic and social workshops.

Teacher and Dare to be Deadly co-ordinator Kathrine Todd with students from Minnamurra Public School
Teacher and Dare to be Deadly coordinator Kathrine Todd with students from Minnamurra Public School

This artwork was designed and painted by both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students to express their understanding of the importance of Sorry Day. This artwork has promoted meaningful discussion regarding the national apology to Indigenous peoples and the importance of remembering the past.

The central theme of this artwork is the healing circle. This circle uses hand-painted seedpods to express new life in our students and each individual design represents our unique culture and stories. The healing circle acts as a symbol of respect and acknowledgement in our school community.



Story contributed by Kathrine Todd from Minnamurra Public School. Published in 2015.