Mural pays homage to connection

Geraldton Guardian
Boys at the Geraldton Senior College-based Clontarf Foundation designed and painted elements of the Mount Gibson Iron mural.
Camera IconBoys at the Geraldton Senior College-based Clontarf Foundation designed and painted elements of the Mount Gibson Iron mural. Credit: Tamra Carr

Aboriginal students at Geraldton Senior College have designed and painted a mural for iron ore miner Mount Gibson Iron, which it is considering adopting as its new corporate letterhead.

The students, who are members of the school-based Midwest Geraldton Senior College Clontarf Academy, designed the mural in partnership with their art teacher, Luke Hand, and Mount Gibson employees. The mural, painted on the wall of a transportable office, was created to pay homage to traditional landowners, the partnership between Clontarf Academy and Mount Gibson Iron, and to make the students feel acknowledged when they visit the company to pursue traineeships.

The Midwest Clontarf Academy is a leadership, employment and life skills program for Aboriginal youth.

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