In our artwork, ‘Always was’ is represented by the river that spirals back to the beginning of time. Aboriginal and Torres Islander people and others who have made Australia home are together on the river, working with each other to make things better. If they don’t work together the people won’t make it because everything and everyone is connected. Along the way there are islands showing important events like special landmarks. The river keeps going, o the page and continues into the future on the journey to reconciliation and that represents the ‘Always Will Be’.