Fernleigh Awabakal Shared Track Project

In Term 1, a selected group of students were invited to attend an Aboriginal Art Workshop with Jo Davies, from Lake Macquarie City Council, and talented Aboriginal artist Saretta Fielding, as part of the Fernleigh Awabakal Shared Track project.

Saretta Fielding has been commissioned to create public artworks along the new shared pathway from Belmont to Swansea. Saretta worked with the children at Marks Point Public School, teaching them about our local significant site at Belmont Lagoon and Aboriginal Art techniques, and guided them to create their own artwork of ‘Connecting to Country’. Saretta will use these artworks to inspire her final designs.
Students at Marks Point Public School had an amazing day, learning about culture and art and created some inspirational artworks. Thank you Saretta, Jo, and Lake Macquarie City Council for the amazing opportunity. We can’t wait to see Saretta’s artwork along the new Fernleigh Awabakal Track.

Story contributed by Janine Johns from Marks Point Public School. Published in 2022.