BCE student details her heritage in a Visual Art masterpiece


​​​Year 12 BCE student from Mary Mackillop College Nundah Dindi Lobo. with her Visual Art masterpiece. 

Year 12 BCE student from Mary Mackillop College Nundah Dindi Lobo has created a Visual Art masterpiece winning an Excellence Award at the 2022 Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art, with her artwork now to be displayed at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane next year.

The Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art recognise and promote excellence in senior visual art education throughout Queensland state and non-state schools. 

The artwork tells her life story and heritage, with the visual artwork expressing her journey to Brisbane, Australian from Papua New Guinea (PNG), expressed through the weaving and clay and installed on chicken wire following the shape of the Brisbane River. 

Dindi said her visual artwork expresses her journey of identity through the interconnectedness of traditional PNG and western culture, which has been expressed through the techniques of nerokomi, customary and alternate weaving techniques.  
“The silhouetted clay birds symbolize the native migratory Eastern Koel, who’s flight transgresses both cultures.  
“While the vessels are a secondary formation of the installation which focuses on my feminine identity.  
“They are totems of respect to the forgotten female PNG artisans of my heritage.” 
Mary Mackillop College is blessed to have students from over 40 different nationalities, and Year 12 students are encouraged to tell their own personal story and heritage through art. 

For more information about Mary Mackillop College Nundah click here.​

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