Cultural Classroom

The Waugal Wall project is a partnership between Community Arts Network (CAN) and Narrogin Primary School. As part of CAN's Rekindling Stories on Country initiative, the Waugal Wall focused on gathering and sharing Noongar stories, and strengthening young people's connection to their culture through engagement with Elders and collaborative artmaking.

Working with local traditional Noongar artist Ross Storey and urban contemporary artist Darren Hutchens, the students at Narrogin Primary School created a mural reflecting the history and culture of Narrogin's Aboriginal community.

Narrogin Community leaders and artists Geri Hayden and Marcelle Riley and project manager Rachel Riggs, worked together to develop a shared inter-generational experience of cultural learning and understanding through the arts.

The Waugal Wall developed knowledge of local Noongar culture using language, story, dance and visual art forms and became a vibrant part of the school's new outdoor cultural classroom contributing to their Reconciliation goals.


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Creation of the Waugal Wall