Community at the centre of First Nations program artwork

For the launch of our First Nations program, WISE Ways to Work (WWtW) commissioned local artist Gary Saunders to design the artwork for the program.

This artwork symbolises the connectedness between WWtW and the Aboriginal Community.

At the centre of the design are circles which represent the Aboriginal clients and the layers that the community is made up of. Around that are ‘half circles’ which represent people sitting, sharing and communicating with each other. These represent the WISE Ways to Work staff and the support that they put in place and around the clients. We have connecting lines which expand from the centre to various different places, sectors and communities and the circles that they connect with and through represent these different areas. These pathways are flowing to and from and there is no end.

In the background is the WISE Employment, the cornerstone which the programs are embedded into. This is the foundation which holds the programs and community together. Within this design there are many layers and many pathways but all with the same common goal.

Gary Saunders is a strong Christian man and is a proud Bangerang, Yorta Yorta, Wiradjuri, and Dja Dja Wurrung man. He is a Graphic Designer and a musician. Gary is a proud father of 4 beautiful children that he shares with his wife Samantha Brown and draws his inspiration for his artwork through his family and his faith.

WISE Ways to Work's First Nation artwork

WISE acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them, their cultures and to elders both past, present and emerging.

This project is funded under the Australian Government’s Information Linkages and Capacity Building program.

See more on the the First Nations Program and WISE Ways to Work.

 

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