Drawing Us Together - 2023 Winners
Bass Hill Plaza is on Bidjigal country, we pay our respect to the traditional owners, their elders past & present, and value their care and custodianship of these lands.
To celebrate NAIDOC Week 2023, we partnered with author Bianca Stawiarski, and our local schools to create a community story book. Bianca Stawiarski is a Badimaya Badimia and Ukrainian woman from South Australia, Bianca is a coach, speaker, lecturer, best-selling and international author.
The story ‘Gami Winda and Dyindi Dyndi’, is based on the 2023 NAIDOC Message ‘For Our Elders’, focusing on listening and connecting to country and discovering the stories of your elders.
Throughout the July School Holidays, we invited you, our much-loved Bass Hill community, to have your say and vote on your favourite of 70 illustrations created by local student artists to be featured in the community storybook. We received overwhelming support with 350 votes over the two-week period and thank all the talented student artists who contributed illustrations.
Front Cover Jeremy Hsu from Sacred Heart Catholic School
Page 5 Alex Tzanos, Zack El-Chami and Mohamad Elkordi from Condell Park Public School
Page 6 Antria Violari from Condell Park Public School
Page 9 Essam Baghdadi and Jad Fettayleh from Condell Park Public School
Page 10 Serene Elomar and Ola Ali from Condell Park Public School
Page 13 Riley Ta from Chester Hill North Public School
Page 14 Norah Kim from Chester Hill North Public School
Page 17 Cat Dien Do from Chester Hill North Public School
Page 18 Narmin Alkahwati from Chester Hill North Public School
Page 21 Jeremy Hsu from Sacred Heart Catholic School
Page 22 Zoe Phung from Sacred Heart Catholic School
Page 25 Isaac Kuryo from Sacred Heart Catholic School
Page 26 Matthew Nguyen from Sacred Heart Catholic School
Commencing in 2020, The Drawing Us Together project is now in its fourth year. We are honoured to have worked with generations of students and four incredible authors on this project.
Discover the audio books here:
2023 Edition - Gami Winda and Dyindi Dyndi by Bianca Stawiarski
2022 Edition – Being a Big Brother by Alton Walley