AbSec Artwork Competition: Voting closed
Thursday 28 May
AbSec would like to thank all the young people who submitted entries to our Artwork Competition.
This year AbSec is celebrating 20 years of caring for our Aboriginal children, families and communities, so we invited entries with the theme, “Our continuing journey”.
The Competition was open to Aboriginal artists up to 25 years of age, and as you can see, the level of artistic talent is outstanding. So too are the interpretations of the theme. There is a deep connection to Culture on display, which we find inspiring.
The winning entry will be used for our NSW Aboriginal Child and Family Awards later in the year, and on AbSec resources and promotional material. The winning artist will receive an iPad package valued at $1,000.
We had a hard time collating a shortlist and we are glad we do not have to make the final decision!
Which artwork do you think best reflects “Our continuing journey”?
View the shortlisted artworks, and vote for your favourite using the form below.
Artist: Aiesha Pettit-Young9>
Title: Future generations
Nation: Wiradjuri and Wongaibon
Inspiration: This artwork is a digital artwork that includes an elder playing a didgeridoo and sitting with indigenous children. This represents the importance in passing down traditions, knowledge and culture to our indigenous youth and guiding them. The painting also includes many ‘yarning circles’ that represent the multiple communities and the positive impact passing down knowledge has on the individual and their community.
Artist: Brandon Williams9>
Title: Past, present and future connection
Nation: Wiradjuri living on Bundjalung country
Inspiration: The three meeting places represent the elders past, present and emerging. All connected through song lines and through our Dreamtime which is in our land and connected through our spirits. Our knowledge is passed down orally through generations, knowledge of caring for country.
Artist: Rhiannon Chapman9>
Title: Journey of Life
Inspiration: This story is about the 6 stages of life as a baby, child, teenager, adult, elderly and the Dreamtime, also know as afterlife. As we all go through these stages in life we have our elders constantly communicating with us to give us direction and support, but most importantly LOVE. When you look at this painting you see a journey through life. We have our elders both men and women guiding us the way. No matter what direction or path you go down we always return to the one place, The Dreamtime. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love then we return home.