Indigenous art lights up Manjar Square
Published on: 2 May 2019
Four amazing, unique indigenous art pieces have been unveiled in Manjar Square – the Preparatory School’s meeting place.
The launch saw boys in the Preparatory School, joined by staff and members of the school community, formally introduced to four new Preparatory Houses; Karda (Goanna), Wardung (Australian Raven), Kearla (Dolphin) and Yonga (Kangaroo) and their official emblems.
Young Aboriginal artist Kamsani bin Salleh was commissioned to create the art pieces.
Principal Alan Jones said, “Kamsani is renowned for his art and his amazing work will absolutely resonate with our boys – past, current and future”.
“His ability to reflect the natural world with intricate designs and striking black line work is impressive. He has incorporated the six Indigenous seasons and important aspects of native animals.”
“The land the School is built on is of significance for the Whadjuk Noongar people, and today the School continues the tradition of being a place where boys learn to become responsible young men and future leaders of their communities.”
“The new Houses have been named after animals indigenous to our land, some we still see and others that have not been seen in this area for a while.”
Watch a preview of the occasion: