The Busselton phase of the Bush Babies project has culminated in the launch of a new story sharing website launched by CAN.
STORYSCAPES is an online portal for Aboriginal stories and artworks collected during CAN’s Bush Babies and Rekindling Stories on Country projects in Western Australia.
The Busselton oral history recordings and visual artworks are the first to feature on the site.
In 2016, a series of painting workshops were held with community members who painted self-portraits, family portraits, personal journeys, childhood and life in remote communities.
Collage and Noongar language workshops were also held with local families and students from Busselton Primary School to create the Andalap Djedi (2016) community collage depicting creatures found under the iconic Busselton Jetty.
The images, with their Noongar names, were then translated to a poster to be used as an educational resource in the community
These paintings and the poster were launched at the Keyen Koondarm exhibition in June 2016 at Bussleton’s ArtGeo Cultural Complex.
The Keyen Koondarm artworks were also displayed at the Born on Country exhibition in Midland and Lancelin.