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Perfect piece of the puzzle

27 Jul, 2020

Two new puzzles with artwork by two local Aboriginal artists have been introduced into Wodonga preschools.

Tahlia Herbet, 17, and Carleigh Walsh, 16, have had their artwork printed on puzzles as a way to share Aboriginal culture through educational resources.

Herbert, who is in Year 11 at Wodonga Senior Secondary College, said she was proud to have her artwork used by Wodonga Council.

"I made the turtle artwork when I was in Year 7," she said.

"I kind of think if it like my family or a family, travelling down the river. I'm very proud to have my work on show through the preschools.

"It's very exciting."

Herbert has been exploring her culture through art since Year 7 when she became involved with the Koorie Art Club at school.

She said it took about one week for her to work on the piece.

"I kind of just paint whatever comes in to my head," she said.

"I've been exploring my culture that way."

Wodonga preschools will be celebrating National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day on August 4 with a simultaneous storytime.

The storytime will happen at all six preschools with teachers to read My Lost Mob by Venetia Tyson at 10am.