Mooroolbark College
Mooroolbark College
Mooroolbark College
Mooroolbark College

Mooroolbark College

Darrang - Tree, Green House

This proud strong tree represents Wurundjeri country – ‘Wurrun’ meaning the manna gumtree, and ‘djeri’ – the witchetty grub that lives in the tree. The roots stretch far beneath the earth pushing growth and further development. Though they are unseen, the roots are the foundation of the tree and all are needed, without one – there is no balance.
The trunk of the tree is stable and solid, it bears the markings of a powerful shield which represents strength and resilience. The wide canopy of leaves represents a nurturing and inclusive environment, even the smallest leaf has a role to play in the tree. Every leaf is valued and respected.
The white gathering circles in the sky represent connection to community and a shared focus to stand tall like the tree.

Simone Thomson 


*Story and intellectual property remain that of the artist

Want to know more about our prints?

Our paper Fine Art Prints are meticulously printed to order through Upstream Colour in Northcote, Melbourne. Your print will arrive in acid-free sleeves safeguarded in protective tubes or envelopes.

Please allow ten to fourteen business days from the time of ordering to receiving your print within Australia. Please allow four weeks for international postage. You will receive an email and tracking number when your print has been despatched. 

Need care and delivery info on our original pieces?

Our original pieces are part of our spirit. They are are created with pieces of ourselves and our sacred cultural knowledge. We take the transporting of such special creations very seriously, therefore all originals are firstly wrapped in layers of foam wrapping before several layers of bubble wrap. The pieces are then fitted into customised cardboard boxes and labelled with fragile stickers. They are then placed into the hands of the experts and transported to their new home. 

Got a question about returns or refunds?

We take quality control very seriously and ensure all products are in the best condition before sending off to their new home. We therefore ask that you choose carefully before checkout as we do not issue return items or refunds. 

Considering a commission?

Please fill in the contact form with a little information about what you're wanting, and I will get back to you to discuss. 

Interested in a workshop or presentation? 

I conduct workshops and cultural presentations within metro Melbourne. If you are interested in having me speak or present outside of Melbourne give me an email, I'm happy to discuss. 

Workshops can run anywhere from 1 to 4 hours, prices are according.