#NationalReconciliationWeek – 27 May to 3 June every year– is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2023, Be a Voice for Generations, encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways in our everyday lives – where we live, work and socialise.
This beautiful artwork was co-created by Wiradjuri artist Aunty in Residence Bianca Caldwell in collaboration with IGS Indigenous students. They embarked on a joint project to highlight their unique journeys, telling how they travel to IGS and converge from many different places to walk together in their shared learning journey.
Symbolically, the arch shapes within the artwork represent people, while the concentric circles signify the meeting places where they gather. The blue dots symbolise the students from saltwater mobs, while the brown dots represent those who come from drier Country with freshwater connections.
The artwork celebrates the vibrant stories and experiences of our First Nations students. Together, we raise our IGS voices in reconciliation.