Artwork: Commissioned for the GPT Group by Jasmine Craciun
Melbourne Central is proud to support NAIDOC Week – an annual celebration and acknowledgment of Australia’s incredible First Nations cultures. Melbourne Central and the GPT group are committed to fostering respect for and understanding of Australia’s First Nations people, the world’s longest surviving cultures and communities.
The NAIDOC 2022 theme – Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! invites us to amplify our voices and narrow the gap between aspiration and reality, good intent and outcome.
To celebrate NAIDOC Week we have worked with the talented Jasmine MiikikaCraciun @kik_design_ to interpret this years theme.
Jasmin shares her inspiration behind the artwork:
" I wanted this artwork to feel like a collage of moments in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander protest representative of the 2022 NAIDOC theme, Get up! Stand up! Show up!
The aim behind this design and art style was to celebrate the resilience and resistance of Aboriginal people in this country throughout our shared history.
The art-style was intentionally reminiscent of Indigenous protest posters from the 1970’s and 80’s. I love the vibrancy of these posters and also wanted to give a nod to this time period as my first introduction to protest and resistance was through my Mum, Aunties and Uncles who were a part of the movements happening during these time periods.
I want viewers to feel empowered, uplifted and proud. "
2022 official NAIDOC WEEK Poster
The 2022 National NAIDOC Poster, 'Stronger' was created by Ryhia Dank, a young Gudanji/Wakaja artist from the Northern Territory.
“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”
Meet Ryhia and learn more about her storywork by watching the video below.
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