Art Inspired by Culture

Year 12 Haileybury Rendall School Star and budding artist, Phylisia Palipuaminni, opened the much the much anticipated annual VCAL Art Exhibition with a moving speech and acknowledgement of country last night.

Phylisia’s beautiful paintings were inspired by her community on the Tiwi Islands and every painting done by the class had meaningful stories behind them, reflecting their communities, culture, Totems or Dreamings.

The artworks were created by the VCAL class over 15 weeks and were brought together for the exhibition and a silent auction.

The students raised over $2000, which they will put towards any expenses that arise this year in the VCAL class, including obtaining driver’s licences and Ochre Cards, and doing first aid courses and other workshops.