Dianella Secondary College students and artist Peter Farmer create mural to mark name change

DIANELLA Secondary College indigenous students and indigenous artist Peter Farmer joined forces to create a mural inspired by the school’s name change from Mirrabooka Senior High School.

Last month, 20 students took part in the three-day project led by Farmer and Aboriginal and Islander education officer Rhonda Ronan, where they discussed diverse designs for the mural.

The mural featured the six Aboriginal seasons, Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang, and a range of colours and animals.

Ms Ronan said it was a fun project and the mural helped represent the Aboriginal culture at the school.

“The students loved working with Peter Farmer and they really took ownership of the project,” she said.

“In the consultation, Peter talked to students about his art, how they are all related and asked them to draw pictures of their favourite Australian animals.

“He gave them another outlet to embrace and represent their culture at school.”

Principal Wayne Austin said the mural will be proudly displayed for years to come.