Girls on a Mission

One thousand ceramic figurines of the female figure - that's the target for Murwillumbah High School year 9 student Natalia Dawson. The project has been named Girls on a Mission and aims to raise awareness of the importance of encouraging self-confidence and ambition in women.

 Some of the clay figures created as part of Natalia Dawson's Girls on a Mission project.

Some of the clay figures created as part of Natalia Dawson's Girls on a Mission project.

Working with a mentor, artist Suzanne Healy, Natalia is engaging the help of the community to reach her target of creating 1000 small, ceramic female forms. Natalia and Suzanne are promoting recognition of women's achievements in our community and beyond, in all areas of endeavour and particularly in the arts.

From 10am to 12 noon on Sunday August 21, Natalia and Suzanne invite you to come along to the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Murwillumbah to contribute a figurine to the project. Clay will be provided, along with tips on creating your tiny woman.

The mentorship is part of the Youth Frontiers project, delivered through the NSW Government Department of Family and Community Services. The program is aimed at students in Years 8 and 9 and focuses on leadership and civic engagement.

All are welcome to come along and contribute. A figurine takes approximately five minutes to create, and visitors are encouraged to think about an inspiring female in their own life as they make their own contribution.

To read more about Girls on a Mission, visit their facebook page www.facebook.com/girlsonamissionmurwillumbah/