Hastings Secondary College student Chloe Green has been selected as a finalist in the 2021 Schools Reconciliation Challenge, Under one Sky: Yesterday, Today and Forever Exhibition and online gallery for her artwork.
The Schools Reconciliation Challenge is an annual writing and art competition for young people across NSW and the ACT. The Challenge is one way for students to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia and contribute positively to Australian society, while meeting the objectives of the K-6 and 7-10 syllabus. Every year, students are asked to create artworks and stories inspired by a theme, and to reflect on what reconciliation means to them.
The Exhibition and Awards Ceremony will be launched by the Hon. Ministers Don Harwin (Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts) and Sarah Mitchell (Education) in November - Date and time to be announced. The Exhibition will also be displayed at Questacon on Monitors in the Foyer in the ACT, and in Sydney during National Reconciliation Week at Barangaroo's International Towers. Regional Exhibition details TBA
The concept for 2021 was to celebrate the knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their relationships with the sky. Students were invited to explore our skies and discover this ancient knowledge and share interpretations and ideas using art and writing.
For more than 60,000 years First Nations People have looked up at the sky, to understand the world around them. Using their observations of the stars, planets, Moon, Sun and the atmosphere to predict weather changes & tides, to navigate on land & water and to plan food gathering, hunting, trading, ceremony as well as pass down stories through the generations.
Well done Chloe, we are so proud of you!