HEAR THEIR STORIES. SUPPORT THEIR DREAMS. WEAR THEIR ART.
Created by First Nations artist Skye Lockyer, proud queer Ngarluma, Kariyarra, Yawuru, Nyul Nyul woman.
"Healing from my past traumas invigorated a drive to discover myself, accepting my identity in the process and sharing my story with those willing listeners.
The heart of the artwork depicts the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities coming together as one to support each other. The colours of various LGBTQIA+ flags are the metaphorical strings, connecting the centre community to the scattering of smaller communities – with the hopes of demonstrating that we are part of one supportive community, but each has its own strengths and struggles. The colours of the communities reflect our different skin tones; these communities are then connected through the colours of the earth, land, and water. Our ancestors gathered around us, guiding our actions and spreading the love, removing any shame we may feel from our sexual and/or gender identities. Though we have our differences, we are all connected through the land, water, and culture - let's come together and work in unity to create positive change."