Sydney – Incredible Dot Painting for Naidoc Week – 10 July 2024

Embracing Culture & Creativity: Dot Painting for Naidoc Week.Whatsapp Image 2024 07 10 At 2.39.51 Pm E1720687341417

Today at Lexis Manly our students learnt about Indigenous Australian culture and paint beautiful works of art! At Lexis Manly, we believe that exploring different cultures and traditions is an essential part of education. By learning about the rich culture of Indigenous Australians, our students gain a deeper understanding of the world around them and develop an appreciation for the diversity that makes Australia so extraordinary.

Naidoc Week is a time for everyone to come together and celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It’s a week that acknowledges the oldest continuous living culture on Earth and pays respect to Elders past, present, and emerging. This year, our students had the unique opportunity to engage with and learn from this rich culture through the art of dot painting.

We at Lexis English Manly would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we live and study on today – The Gayemagal people. We pay our respects to Elders past and present. Whatsapp Image 2024 07 10 At 2.39.53 Pm 1 E1720687492145

Exploring the history of Dot Painting:

Dot painting is a traditional Indigenous Australian method of painting that uses dots to create patterns and images. This art form is not only visually stunning but also deeply symbolic, with each dot, colour, and pattern often representing elements of the Dreaming, which is a foundational concept in Indigenous Australian culture. The Dreaming refers to the creation period of the universe and everything within it, and it’s a time that continues to influence and shape the lives of Indigenous Australians today.Whatsapp Image 2024 07 10 At 2.39.53 Pm E1720687518490

Learning the importance of Dot Painting:

Participating in dot painting during Naidoc Week is a meaningful way to connect with and honour Indigenous culture. It’s an opportunity to learn about the stories, history, and spirituality that are embedded in this art form. By engaging in this activity, our students are not only expressing their creativity but also showing respect and appreciation for the Indigenous heritage of Australia.
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Learning about Indigenous culture:

Learning about dot painting and it’s history serves as a reminder of Australia’s rich cultural heritage and the ingenuity of our Indigenous Australian cultures. For our students, It fosters appreciation for traditional crafts, encourages curiosity about different cultures, and sparks creativity in unexpected ways.

Our students explored the rich history of Indigenous Australians which offered a multidisciplinary learning experience encompassing history, art, and cultural studies. It encouraged hands-on experimentation, critical thinking, and cross-cultural understanding. Moreover, it provided an informative and interesting exploration of Indigenous traditions and customs, fostering a deeper appreciation for diversity and heritage.Whatsapp Image 2024 07 10 At 2.39.50 Pm 1 E1720687584747Whatsapp Image 2024 07 10 At 2.39.51 Pm 1 E1720687983687

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Thank you to everyone for a fun, creative and informative afternoon!


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