The dolphins

Shaleigha Wallam

Southern River College

Year 10

Acrylic painting on canvas

65 x 55 cm

My painting incorporates dolphins but in an Aboriginal art style, because this represents my cultural background. At the same time, I wanted to show that Aboriginal people care for the natural environment, whether it is land or sea. I chose the ocean which is the habitat of the beautiful and peaceful dolphins. Dolphins are my favourite animals in the ocean, but unfortunately are sometimes hunted by human beings for their meat. Tens of thousands of dolphins are caught in drive hunts each year. Some also end up in dolphinariums. I wanted to raise awareness of these beautiful creatures in order to protect them.

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