We better understand the kind of positive future we want for everyone when we listen to others and learn about our history. We don’t want to ever repeat the mistakes made in the past that caused so much hurt and damage. We spoke from our hearts and have been listening carefully to others to try to understand what is important to everyone. We created a word bank of feelings, ideas and hopes for a reconciled Australia that is fair for everybody. We used these words to create our portraits to represent inclusiveness, diversity, harmony, peace, caring and equality.
Reconciliation means… Working together to make a better and fairer future for everybody. Making up for past mistakes, saying sorry and making positive change happen. Understanding each other and acting and speaking respectively.
Artists: Rami Abd Al Rahman, Yahya El-Chami, Sabrina Heqel, Jana Zaatiti, Jouri Oudtallah, Muhanad Altaq, Karinya Dennis, Yasmin Najjar, Nicholas Raniga