2022 Woodside NAIDOC Week Collaboration

Titled: Karratha Gas Plant – Who We Are, the painting starts with the cross symbol. This represents the people, culture, language and the land, Murujuga, in the early times.Acknowledging where we came from, the painting then follows the path of the kangaroo through his experiences and learnings on his journey into a bright future.The Kangaroo’s path also represents Woodside’s journey, from early beginnings, learning lessons, growing, expanding, adapting and changing as we go forwards.The painting now hangs at Karratha Gas Plant and plans are already in place for another collaboration for NAIDOC Week this year.

This painting was designed between a small group of Artists. After consultation, we collectively came up with this design. Over 4 days of NAIDOC week, groups of people were invited in to participate in the artwork by making their own contribution. It was an incredibly humbling project to be a part of. People were genuinely enthusiastic, engaged and interested in learning more about Aboriginal culture. We had Ngarluma Artists who are the Traditional Owners of the Burrup on which the Karratha Gas Plants operates participate in sharing knowledge and answering questions about the history and the significance of the area.

It was a fantastic way to celebrate NAIDOC week and I look forward to many more like this.

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