A powerful artwork from emerging Indigenous artist Maddie Gibbs was presented in the lobby of One International Towers (Barangaroo) to acknowledge National Reconciliation Week 2021.
Every Australian has a role to play when it comes to building positive relationships that value First Nations peoples and their long history and rich culture. National Reconciliation Week looks to a future where they are respected and prized by all communities in our modern-day nation.
The 2021 theme of ‘More than a word. Reconciliation takes action’ is reflected in the work of female Indigenous artist Maddie Gibbs.
Maddie created a large sculpture titled ‘The Heart of Barangaroo’, which was painted in traditional Indigenous colours, as an acknowledgement to the country on which we meet, live, work and play, and inspired by the local landscapes, foods, bush medicine and healing plants.
This impressive work of art was purposefully thought provoking, and compelled viewers to consider their role in progressing reconciliation, with employees who work in the building able to make a pledge to participate in action as well as word.
Maddie’s artwork was curated and produced by Wiltshire+Dimas and presented by One International Towers, Barangaroo.
Client: Lendlease, JLL
Location: One International Towers, Barangaroo
Capabilities: Placemaking, Activation, Cultural Programming