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Art Class with Aunty Daphne and Ranger D

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Proudly Supported by Sustainable Onkaparinga.

Aunty Daphney and Ranger D will be running this painting class. Come along and learn from Ngarrpadla Daphney's 30 years experience. Cafeteria available for drinks and beverages, not included in the price.

Ngarrpadla Daphney Paringangki Rickett (Aunty Daphney River Woman Rickett)

Ngarrpadla Daphney has dedicated most of her life to her Aboriginal community. She is committed to empowering her people and passing on knowledge and skills in the hope of a brighter future in education and employment, and better way of life for Australia’s First Nation’s people. She is also dedicated to acts of reconciliation, believing that working together with her Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal sisters and brothers assists in developing meaningful relationships. Daphney’s goal is to have a positive outcome, mutual respect and a deeper understanding of Culture and Country.

Ngarrpadla has been painting for around 30 years, sharing her knowledge and skills with many. She has a passion for engaging community. She has been involved in many workshops, community events, Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week activities to name a few. Ngarrpadla’s dynamic artworks, made in a variety of media, can be seen in various exhibitions throughout the state and lovingly on display in people’s homes.

Dolores Amos - Ranger D

Dolores Amos, also known as Ranger D, is a white woman of German descent. She is a conservation land manager with 35years experience working and living amongst our natural world.

Ranger D has a passion for the environment and has the ethos of embracing education in conservation. She believes that environmental education is fundamental to the future of our world and has spent the last 30 years working in R-12 schools and tertiary education centres as an environmental educator, Scientist in Residence and a Thinker in Residence. She has spent many years as a natural resource manager and a private sanctuary manager. Dolores has also designed and developed a number of revegetation sites using indigenous flora and fauna and many bush food gardens using plant species found throughout Australia.

‘Her life has been spent in advocacy for the environment. Ranger D hears, sees, knows not only the myriad of plants, animals, and geology of the Australian landscape, but also the Indigenous voice woven from its DNA. Her humility and respect for Aboriginal Australia is as abundant as it is Ranger D uses her knowledge of native plants and animals as a conduit to learn about Australia’s shared histories in many areas of the curriculum and in support of wider community learning. Her connection with Country and her knowledge of the ecology of the Fleurieu Peninsula led her to investigate the use of natural resources as food, medicine, art and implements. Ranger D has spent the last 25 years learning from and working alongside members of the Kaurna community and other First Nations peoples throughout Australia.

Ngarrpadla Daphney and Ranger D

Aunty Daphney and Dolores first met around eight years ago at a local school. There was an instant connection and the pair have worked together since, passing on their shared knowledge to anyone who will listen.
Between them, Paringangki and Ranger D have 60 years’ experience presenting to community and working in schools. They are enthusiastic supporters of Reconciliation in Action and present workshops in many varied forms. They have the capacity to cater to the needs of those looking for an inspirational engaging educational experience. Their knowledge supports those who are keen to learn more about the growing, harvesting, preparation, textures and flavours of bushfood plants and how to use them in an everyday setting.
Importantly, workshops and presentations connect with and discuss historical and contemporary use of natural resources and their unique place in Australia’s environment. Ngarrpadla Daphney Paringangki and Ranger D deliver a novel, high-quality experience and are in demand for their professionalism, commitment and attention to detail. They deliver a meaningful perfect all-round experience no matter what the setting.

Willunga Environment Centre
Green Adelaide and Landscapes Hills and Fleurieu

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