Artwork sparks conversations
Children at Goodstart Goodstart Kite Street now have their very own original Indigenous artwork adorning their walls thanks to the hard work of Glenn Sutherland.
The painting, which was created and donated by Mr Sutherland, has been hung at a meeting space in the centre, where children and their educators have lunch.
Centre director Tanya Lamers said the painting would be the catalyst for learning about Australia’s Indigenous heritage.
Mr Sutherland said the painting depicted the three rivers which represent the Wiradjuri People – Wambool (Macquarie River), the Calare (Lachlan River) and the Murrumbidgee. He said he hopes it will help the children learn about Waradjuri symbols and keep the Aboriginal culture alive.
Goodstart educator Annie Sutherland said the artwork was creating awareness about culture with children and encouraging them to be aware of the world around them.
“An artwork such as this can be a great talking piece and a conversation starter which is really important for all Australian children. It helps them understand where these people have come from and we need to go in the future," she said.
Mr Sutherland’s art features on his Facebook page Gulguma Art.