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We need to find a new way of teaching which incorporates the old way and the new way so that our mob can feel proud of themselves, our culture and love of the land. – Uncle Bob Randell

This statement alone holds a lot of power and encourages a solid foundation to keep an open mind and learn something new.

Sarra inc is part of sharing the knowledge and stories that impart insight into a fascinating and important component of indigenous culture, both past and present. Being that we have a talent for the arts, this is our core focus.

Indigenous art is a written language that serves a purpose beyond aesthetics. In the traditional sense, it was a way of recording and transferring important information from one generation to another. It can give us insight into a people and their surrounding environment.

Workshops are tailored to suit the audience and are inclusive of a variety of delivery options. Topics are centred around, but not limited to subjects like:

  • Past, present and future
  • People animals and environment
  • Art techniques and purpose
  • Symbols of story telling
  • Indigenous art as a written language
  • My identity and what that means

We cover all age groups from kindy through to year 12, as well as organisations or groups outside of a school environment.

The workshops are designed to allow the students to have a sense of ownership to the knowledge they receive and it is my hope that this in turn is shared with others. This will then follow the footprint of indigenous culture in empowering an attitude to share, care and respect people of all cultures and the environment that surrounds us.

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  • Boy and Owl.

Thought I’d try something a little different with this one. The owl is known for its sharp vision and keen observation. What can we learn from that? Like the owl we can possess insight and intuition when we pause and reflect on different situations that are having an impact us. .
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  • Playing possum
Possums are very curious by nature. This illustration captures a sense of this with the playfulness of the child.
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  • The Wedgetail and Boy.

Spread your wings and fly.
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  • The Goanna

Inspired by a suggestion from a friend. I thought about how we see the move of the goanna in try celebrations in the #nrl and initiated by @greg_inglis1 
These types of moves stem from the song and dance about our native Australian animals and the mimicking of their actions. When did this learning process start? As children. .
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  • Dancing with the Brolga.

I remember my Grandmother being a fan of the ballet, but until recently I never really understood why. It wasn’t until I was told about how she loved Swan Lake and the connection to her childhood. 
There was a lagoon not far from where she lived at Tantitha Station, north Bundaberg. This was a place they were told to go play if police were nearby, for fear of being stolen and sent to a mission. At this lagoon my grandma had fond memories of the beautiful trees, white sand and clean water with abundant wildlife. But there was one bird that captured her affection. The Brolga. She loved the way they would dance and sing. 
Hence the reason she loved the ballet. This lagoon no longer exists as its buried under cane fields. The best i can do as an artist is to bring these memories back to life and share them, as they have to me.  I been thinking about you a lot lately Grandma and all our old people we have lost with the stories they tell. This ones for you. ♥️ .
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  • Boy and Dingo. 
We hear a lot about the dingoes on Fraser and how human interaction is heavily discouraged and they are feared. Once upon a time though,they were part of #butchulla culture and had a close connection with the indigenous people of #kgari or otherwise known as Fraser Island.
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