Munumburra Drug Aware Arts Project
Young people in Wyndham worked with local artist Bianca Crake to paint a large-scale mural using traditional art methods based on a landscape and family kinship theme.
Over 55 community members, young and old, participated in the project, and the final artwork was showcased as the backdrop to the Munumburra Festival Stage. The two young coordinators, with assistance from NAAC’s Jessie Forrest, worked with local police, and drug and alcohol counsellors to start safe conversations and raise drug awareness through the workshops.
“During the duration of coordinating the project we learnt that every painting has a background story and connects with a lot of people. We also learnt how to communicate effectively with each other and to work as a group.”
Group workshop. Photo by Jessie Forrest.
Project Name: Munumburra Drug Aware Arts
Project Coordinators: Silckah Little and Jimmy Teirney
Auspice: Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation (NAAC)
Amount Approved: $5,911
Funding Program: Drug Aware YCulture Regional
Drug Aware YCulture Regional is funded by Healthway to promote the Drug Aware message.