Class of 2018 Gift to Future Generations

 

It is traditional that Year 12, as part of their fundraising efforts throughout their final year, leave a gift for their school: a little piece of themselves as a legacy for their contribution to maintaining and building the reputation of the school. Those gifts vary widely and can be seen across the school from painting, clocks, monitors, plaques and so forth. The Class of 2018 have left something more conspicuous for all the school to enjoy for many years to come… and we couldn’t be more pleased.

A group of Year 12 2018 alumni worked with the artist Mulga on an original design that captures through its images the culture of Kirrawee High. As provided by Georgia on behalf of Year 12 ad explanation of this symbolism is detailed below

  • The rainbow represents our acceptance of diversity, the LGBT community and equality within our school.
  • The two animals are the trademark Mulga style of art, however, the koala was chosen as it is the Kirrawee High mascot, and the cockatoo due to its pervasive presence in our area and school grounds.
  • The Class of 2018 raised money for four charities throughout the year, and the logo of each is included within the mural.
    • The rose in the mouth of the cockatoo represents the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    • The green jigsaw puzzle is the logo of Headspace organisation
    • The cockatoo is wearing the dress from Do It In A Dress
    • The name Brianna is for our enduring memory of our beloved friend we lost in Year 9 and the star represents the Starlight Foundation.

  • The colour purple is associated with multiple organisations and fundraisers supported such as the Relay for Life, Wear It Purple Day and Brianna Day; it was fitting to have the koala dressed in purple
  • The two animals are shaking hands as a symbol of unity and equality that our Class of 2018 strove to achieve. The Class of 2013 was very close and hopde the mural inspires younger years to create such close bonds throughout high school.
  • The waratah is the Kirrawee High emblem, which is fitting to display, as it is a gift to the school, but also to convey how we will never forget our time at Kirrawee High.A big bravo to the Indigenous artist Mulga our talented student artists:
  • This mural indeed reflects the best qualities of this cohort and the legacy they have left on Kirrawee High. We thank them for their six years of friendship, hard work and excellence and wish them all the best for productive and fulfilled lives.
  • Georgia Brouner
  • Julia Taylor
  • Jacob McGarrigle
  • Jade Bridgeman
  • Amelia Bussing
  • Chelsea Hendra

To see more of Mulga’s artwork – may suggest some Christmas ideas – check out his pop up shop in Westfield Miranda, located on level 3 near Kathmandu.