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Nakisha Jamieson's piece in Shearwater's Site Day exhibition is about her missing her twin sister, Sabine who has gone to Sydney to complete her studies.

Nakisha Jamieson’s piece in Shearwater’s Site Day exhibition is about her missing her twin sister, Sabine who has gone to Sydney to complete her studies.

Mullumbimby Shearwater School’s ‘Site Day’ is their year 11’s first assessed task, and the students have taken to it with creative zest.

Over the course of a week, many class groups visit the site-specific works and enjoy the nature and creative interactions with the Shearwater property and creek.

Some installations are more interactive than others.

The whole term’s program includes an investigation into the history of sculpture from classical Greek marble statues to the noteworthy tradition of Andy Goldsworthy’s ephemeral interactions with nature.

Unjalung Kennedy with her work 'Art and our DnA'
Unjalung Kennedy with her work ‘Art and our DnA’

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