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Vibrant art brightens up Bruce bus stops

Published: 22 Dec 2020

Bus Stop

CIT students and teachers from the Community Development program and Yurauna Centre worked on an arts project over the last semester to help combat some of the negative impacts that COVID has had on our community.

The project saw students paint two bus shelters located on Vowels Crescent at the CIT Bruce campus as a way to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land and create awareness while simultaneously bringing some vibrant new art to the area.

The artwork on the two bus shelters was designed and painted to represent both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

The outer side of one of the bus stops displays animals native to Ngunnawal country, including a kangaroo, bogong moth, echidna and goanna. The design also features gum leaves and hand prints of the students who participated in the program, representing coming together.

Inside the bus stop you will see the Aboriginal flag, along with two spirits in traditional costume.

On the roof of this stop is a meeting place circle. Around the outside of the bus stop roof are circles and lines which represent journey and transport. Below the two windows are again symbols for the meeting place.

On the inside of the other bus stop you will see a beautiful ocean and the islands, the palm tree in here is a celebratory decoration commonly used in ceremonies. There is also the Torres Strait Islander flag. On the roof inside this bus stop is a compass which points north, to the islands.

Around the outside of this bus stop you will see the native animals including a sting ray, crocodile, turtle and dugon. Around the roof outside of this bus stop there is a bogong moth and a small Aboriginal flag which acknowledges and pays respect to the Ngunnawal people as this bus stop is on their land.