Artworks explore theme of connection

The “Strong Spirits” exhibition is now on display at the Archie Graham Community Centre.

The works were created by indigenous and non-indigenous people from the Clontarf and Kalay academies, as well as the Kirrae Health Service and Brophy Family and Youth Services.

Working with artist Sherry Johnstone, young people spent five weeks creating artworks linked to the theme of connection.

“We had a brainstorming session around connection,” program organiser Lily Bourke from Bethany Community Support said.

“Connection with self, with each other, country, community and culture.”

Student Durrell Proctor said that there were multiple messages within his artwork.

“The stars shine like everyone can shine in their own ways, the snake is my totem and in the middle is the meeting place. The boomerangs are in different colours to show even if you’re different colours you’re still Aboriginal,” he said.

“There’s also kangaroo and emu footprints to show moving forward.”

The exhibition will be on display into the New Year.

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