The artwork we created depicts a central figure who has been ‘crowned’ with the mighty and ancient structure that is Uluru. He/She is flanked by dates and words which we considered integral to the ‘Uluru Statement from The Heart’. This figure is shouting to be heard and their powerful message radiates forth from them. But this is a message of hope, of peace and love for all Australians, as shown by the heart symbols in their eyes. The stripes on the face symbolises the strength of these cultural warriors, who have never surrendered in their attempts to create a true and lasting voice for generations of their people.
Reconciliation means… Being honest about Australian history post-1788 and owning up to the injustices of the past. ‘Closing the gap’ once and for all and empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to be the creators of their own destiny. Creating a more united and powerful Australian nation through a shared vision and pathway.
Artists: Mia Byrne, Charlie Callaghan, Isabella Carlson, Will Charles, Ishbel Collins, Hamish Forbes, Isabella Gonzalez, Jasmine Kamerman, Yedam Lee, Ben Lozevski, Kaitlyn McMahon, Seraphine McNamara, Serena Moretti, Daniel Mumford, Jonathan Oley, Baden Pearse, Lucinda Raeburn, Marina Ragheb, Leo Sarantzouklis, Hawa Savage, Mateja Scekic, Lincoln Scholes, Leila Scully, Hugh Sinclair, Cooper Tannock, Zoe Thurston, Olivia Vincent Delgado, Jessica Wallis, Phillip Weatherall