A fantastic project to be asked to work on for NAIDOC week, and I incorporated the winning NAIDOC painting by Lani Balzan, of the Wiradjuri: Songlines Tie All Aboriginal People Together.
NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee), can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.
NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.
I'm looking forward to beginning work on a project for Ross Storey, who is a local Noongar artist and musician, and Ross was a performer at this NAIDOC event.
I was thrilled to be asked to design another banner for the Banners in the Terrace competition in 2016. Banners in the Terrace by WALGA is the largest community arts project in WA.
Wickepin Shire is the home of Albert Facey, and I have been a fan of his autobiography, A fortunate Life, since I was a kid.
The artwork got tonnes of great feedback on social media which was super.
The quote is one of the most famous in the book. It takes a little bit of thought, but almost everything Mr Facey wrote is a dreamy poem.
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