In Aboriginal mythology, the Wondjina (or Wandjina) were cloud and rain spirits who, during the Dream time, created or influenced the landscape and its inhabitants. When they found the place they would die, they painted their images on cave walls and entered a nearby waterhole. Australian Aboriginal myths (also known as Dreamtime stories, Songlines or Aboriginal oral literature) are the stories traditionally performed by Aboriginal peoples within each of the language groups across Australia.
Finding Out - This youtube clip tells the Dreamtime story about Biladurang The Platypus. This clip can be useful for students developing their understanding of Dreamtime stories, gaining interest and for use in classroom activities.
Finding Out - This youtube clip tells the Dreamtime story about the Blue Wren. This clip can be useful for students developing their understanding of Dreamtime stories, gaining interest or as part of a classroom activity.
‘Funky Fish’ that incorporated all of the elements, with the main focus on shape, colour, pattern and texture. The students were encouraged to use bold colours and a variety of brush techniques, using acrylic paint, to create texture. The intricate use of pattern enhanced the designs and further developed the textural effects. The wonderful designs were finally embellished with gold and silver markers, beads and sequins, to add a touch of flair to their Funky Fish designs.