Art opening: Aunty Kath unveils the mural with, from right, Robert Appo, Karly Hawkins and Karen Powell.
Art opening: Aunty Kath unveils the mural with, from right, Robert Appo, Karly Hawkins and Karen Powell.

Artwork unveiled at Bright Buttons

TWEED indigenous artist Robert Appo unveiled his newest creation at the Bright Buttons Learning Centre's first anniversary on Saturday.

The centre opened its doors to families and members of the community to meet teachers, participate in classroom art and craft activities, enjoy the free jumping castle and support the community surf lifesaving sausage sizzle.

Bright Buttons Learning Centre owner Karly Hawkins said the event was a perfect blend of family, community and culture.

“It was a fantastic and exciting event. Early childhood is about working with families during their children's most impressionable years,” Ms Hawkins said.

The mural created by Mr Appo depicts the story of Razorback Hill in Tweed Heads.

“The official opening of the mural took place at 9.30am, and acknowledges the importance of valuing and embracing diverse backgrounds and cultures of children,” Ms Hawkins said.

“Indigenous elder Aunty Kath officially opened the mural and it is wonderful to acknowledge indigenous culture in this area in this way.”

Ms Hawkins said Bright Buttons Learning Centre is owned and operated by a community-minded family.

“The kids and families all had a great day, the parents were able to talk with the teachers and there were a lot of different activities in the classroom for the kids to participate in,” she said.

“We were very happy with the turn-out and we were very happy to have some sun and nice weather for the day.

Bright Buttons Learning Centre is located at Banora Point.



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