Carries Place, Wola Malang – Walk Together
This artwork shares the story of Carrie’s place and their mission to provide holistic services to build capacity, inclusion and resilience across communities. The imagery brings an acknowledgement of the Awabakal, Worimi and Wonnarua people, as the Traditional Custodians of the land across their footprint on country and brings a welcome to all.
Central to the artwork two linked women symbols sit upon a large gathering circle, reflective of Carrie’s place and a heart for the wellbeing of women. This imagery highlights opportunity to go forward alongside each other in a safe place that provides opportunity for healing and empowerment.
Three gathering circles flowing across the canvas holding a significant threefold meaning within the artwork:
- They represent the three tribal groups Awabakal, Worimi and Wonnarua upon which Carrie’s place operates;
- Highlight commitment to reconciliation across three focus areas: Respect, Relationship and Opportunities;
- And celebrate the Carrie’s place journey from past, present and into a future that continues to accommodate growth and nurturing of women and community.
The eagle soars high above the design, a symbol of vision and strength and an important totem to local Aboriginal people, while the traditional imagery for Elders sites in prominent position at the top of the left and right side of the canvas, reflective of leadership and learning.
A pathway embraces the gathering circles and is overlaid with interwoven symbols for people, men, women and children. This imagery depicts the uniqueness and value of each person and their individual journey forward. The varying people symbol designs highlight diversity and inclusions for all, while their connected flow along the pathways reflects vision for empowering people and strengthening community.
A home created from two people symbols is reflective of Carrie’s Place homelessness program and their work towards supporting those in need.
Wola Malang is reflected throughout the design through people gathered in groups, couples or families representing collaboration, partnership and community Walking Together around shared vision for reconciliation and the wellbeing of all.
Size: 1800 x 900 mm
Date: August 2021
Medium: Mixed medium and Graphic Artwork.
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