A colourful artwork from First Nations artist David Cragg was presented in the lobby of Darling Park to acknowledge National Reconciliation Week 2022.
The 2022 National Reconciliation Week theme encouraged everyone to make change, beginning with brave actions in their daily lives – where they live, work, play and socialise.
‘Be brave. Make change’ is reflected in the work of First Nations artist David Cragg, created during his three-day live art session in the lobby of Darling Park.
David’s depiction of locally significant bird species is underpinned by the urgent need for humans to take action against the annual clearing of many thousands of square kilometres of ancient virgin bushland, which is causing rapidly dwindling populations and forced migration of these birds.
This vibrant work of art compelled viewers to consider their role in progressing both environmental causes and national reconciliation, with employees and visitors to the building able to make a pledge to participate in action as well as word through the auction of David’s painting to raise funds for the Koori Mail Bundjalung Community Flood Relief.
David’s artwork was curated and produced by Wiltshire+Dimas and presented by Darling Park.
Client: AMP Capital, The GPT Group
Location: Darling Park, Sydney
Capabilities: Curation, Partnerships, Event Management, Engagement