In Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, Country is more than a place; it is the core of our identity that guides us physically, emotionally, spiritually, and socially. Country is embedded in art.
Worimi Elder Uncle Steve Brereton said “Healing Country is healing us. We are Country and Country is us. We are all one.”
We have been lucky enough to work on some projects inspired and focused on country, place, and recognizing cultural significance.
Among these include Jasmine Sarin’s painted mural spanning the central corridor of Chubb Insurance Office in the CBD. The mural represents the many clans that make up the Eora nation, the land on which this building is located, as well as the significance of George Street as an Indigenous walking track.
Jasmine is a self-taught visual artist and graphic designer. A Kamilaroi and Jerrinja woman from NSW, her artworks tell the story of her experiences growing up and her connection to the oldest culture on earth.