NAIDOC '22 - Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!
Last week staff both local and remotely came together for our NAIDOC week morning tea to start our TTW celebrations for the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples.
We would like to thank Nathan Ross from APEAS for our acknowledgement to country and insight into traditional food that we were fortunate to share, he also introduced Indigenous Artist Rebecca Beetson, from Gamilaroy & Wiradjuri Mobs.
Rebecca kindly guided us through the creation of our very own TTW indigenous artworks which are now hanging in the break out area of our North Sydney office. The two paintings are called "Pathways leading to gathering together".
We are grateful to have had Nathan and Rebecca visiting our office and sharing their knowledge, culture and stories with us.
TTW acknowledges Australia's traditional custodians of country and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community.
We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to the Elders past, present and emerging.
The 2022 National NAIDOC Poster was designed Ryhia Dank, a young Gudanji/Wakaja artist from the Northern Territory. She is the winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC poster competition for 2022 with her entry, Stronger.
“I created this piece after reading this year’s National NAIDOC Week theme – Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! I knew straight away I wanted to do a graphic piece centred around our flags with text highlighting what we have been through and are still fighting for,” said Ryhia. “I feel that this piece being black and white allows us to focus on the details and messages in the artwork.” You can read up and learn more about her design and this year's theme Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! here.