Commissioned in 2011 by GrainCorp for their Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP),Ya-Pung Malang tells the story of coming together to share the journey of reconciliation.
It highlights the history and strong connection between GrainCorp and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, while capturing a future of opportunity and commitment toward building trustful and enduring relationship around shared vision.
The artwork depicts GrainCorp’s footprint across the eastern states of Australia. This is shown by the ever-widening circles overlaid with the GrainCorp logo. The circles represent the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in those areas and, together with the logo, signify respectful relationships and working together.
From Queensland at the top right, to the operations located in northern, central and southern New South Wales directly below, then onto south-eastern and north-western Victoria at top left, the artwork captures how GrainCorp’s unique and extensive operations are interwoven through the communities in Australia’s eastern states.
The wide bright yellow vertical lines across the width of the artwork symbolise the growth and harvest of grains, while the wide blue pathway bordering the artwork represents the Pacific Ocean.
The orange and black lines interlinked with all areas of the painting have a two-fold meaning: firstly, they represent partnerships, linked by reconciliation, across the widespread communities of GrainCorp’s regional operations; secondly, they symbolise the pathways and movements of grain from country growing regions to ports on the coast.
DEBORAH GUION, HEAD OF CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
When we were looking for a unique Indigenous artwork for our office, Saretta quickly become our choice of artist to tell Winc’s story.
I can highly recommend her professionalism and collaborative approach – her finished artwork speaks for itself.
LISA WARREN, SENIOR HR BUSINESS PARTNER
Working with Saretta and her team to develop the artwork for our Reconciliation Action Plan has been an absolute pleasure. Saretta’s warmth and generosity made the process incredibly informative, contemplative and enjoyable.
Danielle Gentles, Project Manager
NSW Communities and Justice
It has been a fabulous journey from the beginning in the workshop and now to have the opportunity to have our story evolve into this beautiful artwork which has a direct linkage and connection to all of us.
Jill Murray, Head of Marketing & Communications
Thank you Saretta and John for all your help with artwork and creatives for our Reconciliation Action Plan.
We really wanted to tell a creative visual story, and we really appreciated that you took the time to work with us and understand what we wanted to convey.