Kingsway Christian College Painting (story)
The large circle in the middle represents the college and students and the semi-circle symbols around the outside represents the male and female staff with spears. The 4 circles around them are the 4 families that founded the college in 1984.
It was built for their children with strong Christian beliefs.
The yellow on the bottom represents the colour of red and yellow ochre. Ochre for Aboriginal people is used for painting and markings on the body for war and celebrations. In this section are 6 circles all connected together. These circles represent the college values. Transformation, Service, Collaboration, Holistic, Relationship and Integrity.
The blue circles represent the sounding lakes. These lakes were created by the Waagyl(Rainbow Serpent) as she was looking for fertile land she would move underground and pop her head out searching, when she retreated back underground the water would fill the hole creating the lakes. There is an underground water system in which she created when moving from lake to lake. The lakes are surrounded by the grass and the sand and were a major part of trading and camping as well as food and shelter for Aboriginal people.
The Kingsway Christian College symbol can be seen on the top left side of the painting the circles represent the colleges iconic time line from when the laid the 1st brick to all the new students. The dots which connect them are the pathways in which have been around since day one and the have been embedded by the college decades after decades, Aboriginal people call these songlines. The hills which are featured under the large circle is the Darling Range, the Darling Range is said to be the body of the Waagyl and this is her resting place looking over Whadjuk Country.
Artist: Kevin Bynder
Tribes: Whadjuk-Yuet Nyungar
Widi Badimia Yamatji