A Year 7 collaborative Arts project has been awarded second place in the Catholic Education Western Australia Song Lines Upon the Earth Competition.

Our Year 7 students were awarded the placing in the Secondary Group Section of the competition, with their printmaking project honouring our Indigenous community and spirituality.

The piece, titled “Fingerprints on the Land” pays homage to God our creator and how His spirit is evident in every aspect of the land. Students studied how indigenous art both “maps” the land but also how it serves to teach and spiritually guide. The prints combined maps of special places with enlargements of our fingerprints, to symbolise that the fingerprint of God is on every landscape and that we all are also caretakers of the land. Students have not borrowed indigenous symbols but instead have taken the idea of “spirit through community” so that they come together to create one artwork.

Congratulations to students Reilly Mercer, Alessia Ricupero, Michael Mebrahtom, Tarni Chivers, Julian Ronieri, Ella Harland, Preet Lalia, Campbell McIntyre, Alessia Ricupero, Irene Togba, Poppy Fitzpatrick, Stephanie Rosman, Justin Kyaw-Tun, Nathanial Smith, Selina Turner, Julie Huynh, Aston Stokes, Mehdi Noori and Tayla Carpenter, who all contributed to the artwork. 

The artwork will now be displayed at St Mary's Cathedral, Perth over the weekend of the 6th and 7th of July as part of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday. 
Lumen Christi will also be presented with a certificate and prize at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday Mass on Sunday the 4th of August after the 11am Cathedral Mass. The artwork will then also be displayed as part of the Angelico Art Exhibition Forrest Centre, Perth from Monday the 5th of August to the 30th of August.