Earlier in June Tanunda Lutheran School 6/7 students walked to the Barossa Regional Gallery to share in a unique cultural experience. ‘Black Screen’ showcases Australian Indigenous talent via a selection of short films on loan from the National Film and Sound Archive. As an initiative of Country Arts SA, free public viewings were held at the Gallery over the course of a week.
Year 6/7 teacher Mrs. Naomi Timms explained, “It’s so important that our older students are able to participate in an education that enriches their lives. It opened up their world and challenged them to see the world through others’ eyes.”
The children enjoyed five short movies expressing love, fun, heartache and humour.
“Being reconciliation month added to the importance of the screening, allowing our students to view the excellent production and representation of our indigenous people.”
“The students will also take the experience into the classroom by using the excursion as an inspirational basis for Visual Arts, allowing the beauty of the screen to inspire and explore symbolism in their final art piece for term 2.”