A colourful showcase of Indigenous paintings by Nardurna was displayed at the Wintergarden Sydney to acknowledge National Reconciliation Week 2021.
As part of National Reconciliation Week 2021 – with its theme of ‘More than a word. Reconciliation takes action’ – the work of emerging female Indigenous artist Nardurna (Ryhia Dank) was presented to the wider Sydney community in order to share the united call for action.
Art plays a powerful role in changing minds and attitudes, which can lead to meaningful reconciliation. Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation.
Nardurna produced a series of four paintings depicting some significant places from her childhood growing up in the Northern Territory. They were titled ‘Water’, ‘Jurwarda (People II)’, ‘One of Many’, and ‘Seven Hills’.
These vibrant artworks not only provided an eye-catching public display in the lobby but allowed viewers a deeply personal insight into Nardurna’s life as an Indigenous person in Australia.
Nardurna’s exhibition was curated and produced by Wiltshire+Dimas and presented by Wintergarden Sydney.
Client: Lendlease, JLL
Location: 1 O’Connell, Wintergarden
Capabilities: Placemaking, Activation, Cultural Programming