Turool Yapung – Healing Journey
This artwork tells the story of the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association and the Family, Unity and Success achieve over the 20 years since inception.
Reflective of AIDA’a logo the large meeting circle at the very center of the artwork speaks of coming together as one family and unity around shared purpose and vision. Within this circle, we see twenty engraved dots symbolic of AIDA being twenty years strong, as well as representing stakeholders gathering together at the coming conference to share in reflection on the past and considerations for the future.
From this central meeting circle, the stereoscope rises upward across a backdrop of songlines depicting country and the journey of our Doctors into and through their study of medicine. The end of the stereoscope is the traditional Aboriginal symbol for people, linked to AIDA’s goal to contribute to equitable health and life outcomes for Indigenous people. This is joined by a flow of people symbols rising upward across the canvas depicting celebration on the successes achieved thus far through the united family of AIDA.
Small meeting circles interwoven within the landscape hold a fourfold meaning. They depict the tribal groups from which our Doctors come, the many communities they serve across our nation, along with all AIDA stakeholders and the core values held by the organisation throughout the healing journey.Size: 600 x 600 mm Medium: Mixed Year: 2017