Artwork installation with Jasmine Sarin
One of the ways Broadway Sydney celebrates this years NAIDOC Week is with commissioning of a hand painted banner artwork by Kamilaroi and Jerrinja artist Jasmine Sarin, from Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, and is inspired by this year’s NAIDOC theme Heal Country.
Broadway Sydney and Jasmine have partnered with Glebe Public School and Glebe Youth Service to ensure that our community is coming together to celebrate this occasion. We thank the participants that have made contributions to the artwork and poured their hearts into symbols that show meaning to them.
The large circles are symbolic of a place and people. They represent the way we come together and connect. The white lines are connection lines and these are shaped like the rivers and waterways that bring life to the land.
In the essence of this year's NAIDOC theme Heal Country, the symbols in the background are from our next generation. These symbols represent happiness, sadness, pride and aspiration. They also include symbols of necessity and survival. We need to recognise the way First Nations people care for this land. The way these practices of care are passed on through song, through dance and through art.