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Department of Communities & Justice

OFFICIAL APOLOGY DOCUMENT
GRAPHIC DESIGN  |  2021

Department of Communities & Justice

OFFICIAL APOLOGY DOCUMENT
GRAPHIC DESIGN  |  2021
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connect & discover

Client:
Department of Communities & Justice
Services:
Graphic Design
Date:
2021
graphic design for DCJ

As some of you may know, my journey with DCJ started many years ago as a kid when I was placed in foster care when I was 12 years old. I’ve had the opportunity beyond my experiences to advocate, support and engage for positive systemic improvements for children in out-of-home care since leaving foster care at 18. I don’t keep my voice quiet, as also now being a UCChange Young Consultant. I was contented to hear from the Ashfield Team about doing the graphic design and layout of their Official Apology to Stolen Generations. Because it meant I got to have an opportunity to support this important step, and also help share the Works of Aunty Fay Clayton-Moseley is a Wiradjuri Elder, artist and a Survivor of the Stolen Generations.

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gather & create

I was given Aunty Fay Clayton-Moseley’s artwork ‘The Children Came Back’ of which I digitalised and respectfully took elements from it to also extend the story through the borders. I also developed an About the Artwork piece, where DCJ wanted to share a short bio about Aunty Fay and myself. See below:

‘The Children Came Home’ is shares the story our Stolen Generation people are returning home to Country.

Aunty Fay Clayton-Moseley is a Wiradjuri Elder, artist and Survivor of the Stolen Generations. Aunty Fay has been painting since she was a child. Her mum taught her how to paint before she was removed from her family. At Cootamundra Girls’ Home, art was Aunty Fay’s favourite subject. Aunty Fay’s paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and are part of the permanent collection at the National Museum of Australia. Her work is appearing in the Australian Museum’s ‘Unsettled’ exhibition.

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Graphic design for DCJ apology

share & embrace

Poster mockup for DCJ apology

To also have the pleasure of knowing Aunty Fay loved the end result and that I honoured her message from her artwork also through the digital elements I pulled out and developed into the design, gave me a sense of pride and made me very happy to have been apart of this project.

You will now see this official document shared on the Department of Communities & Justice website, in their offices, on their employee intranet and in community. It was officially shared out on 26th May, 2021 – National Sorry Day.

Sending my love & thoughts to our children whom never made it home and to their families.

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