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Mural Project

7/11/2017
​Warraba Weatherall in front of BYETC's newest mural

Visual Arts students at the Brisbane Youth Education and Training Centre have recently completed a painted mural with the support of nationally recognised artist Warraba Weatherall. The work itself was completed over a period of four days under Warraba’s expert guidance. 

The demands of such a large project extended            students learning of painting to a new level.

The word Paiabun, which is at the centre of the mural, embraces Indigenous histories and connection to country within the Wacol region. Paiabun means ‘dream’ in the Yugara language, and represents a reminder for the students to strive for their greatest aspirations.

The use of water in this mural is a reference both to water as a refreshing life source and to the Yugara word ‘Woogaroo’ (whirlpool) which is associated with the local area.  The water also serves as a reminder of the fluid nature of human existence; forever moving, adapting and interacting. The eagle is depicted as having just left its cage, going on to enjoy its freedom and to soar to greater heights - something we hope for for all BYETC students.