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Department of Communities & Justice

NAIDOC WEEK 2021
GRAPHIC DESIGN  |  2021

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITIES & JUSTICE

NAIDOC WEEK 2021
GRAPHIC DESIGN  |  2021
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Client:
Department of Communities & Justice
Services:
Graphic Design
Date:
2021

After completing the Aboriginal Caseworker Campaign project for Department of Communities & Justice (DCJ), I was asked to also create an artwork to share with some stories celebrating NAIDOC Week 2021 and the beautiful theme ‘Heal Country’.

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I created a series of social media layout out tiles for Department of Communities & Justice for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Instagram Story. Originally it was just the pieces celebrating Kerry & Jasons’ experiences and perspectives when the team reach out again for a collage piece to celebrate the broaden community of Indigenous workers at DCJ. With full creative freedom, this just came together so well. I ensured that the illustration I made reflects the highlighted individuals that continue to inspire, contribute and uplift the our people, especially our children and youth in care.

“The inspiration for this piece comes from bringing all the elements together: from the Land, Waters, Sky, Flora and Fauna. Where we come together as a community to heal our Country and heal our Nation from the ground up.”

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Here are some of the beautiful quotes and features that Department of Communities & Justice shared on their page.

KERRIE MORRIS FEATURE

When you care for Country, the Country cares for you ?
- Kerry Morris, Educator, Walanbaa Dhurrali, Aboriginal Child and Family Centre, Lightning Ridge
Kerry Morris talks about how her work is connecting Aboriginal kids to kin, community and Country.

“NAIDOC week is an important time of year for us at Walanbaa Dhurrali Aboriginal Integrated Child & Family Centre . It’s our opportunity to bring our community together to celebrate our culture, our kinship, our languages and our practices.
This year’s theme - Heal Country, heal our nation - allows us to focus on the importance of land and Country to our culture and way of life.
We teach our kids about the deep respect Aboriginal people have for the land. We want our kids to know their land and where they come from, and to understand above all that land is central to Aboriginal culture.

When you care for Country, the Country cares for you. The land gives life, it gives us a strong sense of belonging and that’s what we want every kid at this centre to know.
Country is family, culture, identity.”

JASON COBB FEATURE

Our kids are growing strong and proud on Country ?
- Jason Cobb, centre manager, Walanbaa Dhurrali Aboriginal Integrated Child & Family Centre, Lightning Ridge.
Jason Cobb tells us what he and his team are doing to raise the Aboriginal leaders of the future.

“Our programs at Walanbaa Dhurrali are strengthening the cultural identity of our kids. We are using language, storytelling, ceremony and cultural practices like fishing and hunting to teach our kids that land is sacred and central to their identity.

When you look after the land, the land will look after you. Land heals, it gives us food and it nurtures us. It’s everything to us.
Our kids are growing strong and proud on Country. The work we are doing here is helping raise the Aboriginal leaders of the future – strong, proud and resilient.”

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Getting to be a part of sharing stories like this is what I love the power of design.
HAPPY NAIDOC WEEK 2021 – To tell their stories the best way I could, I referred to all the elements in nature being brought together. I took inspiration from the land, waters and sky, flora and fauna. It is in this coming together as a community that we heal our country and nation from the ground up.

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