Colouring in has sometimes been likened to meditation – a chance to focus and be creative. This NAIDOC Week, the incredibly beautiful poster, is being offered as a colouring outline.
NAIDOC Week, which this year runs from 4 to 11 July, is a chance to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
The 2021 National NAIDOC Poster, ‘Care for Country’ was designed by Gubbi Gubbi artist Maggie-Jean Douglas.
Using the 2021 NAIDOC Week theme, Heal Country!, as inspiration, ‘Care for Country’ is a bright and vibrant artwork which explores how Country has cared for and healed First Nations people spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially and culturally.
The artwork includes communities, people, animals and bush medicines spread over different landscapes of red dirt, green grass, bush land and coastal areas to tell the story of the many ways Country can and has healed us throughout our lives and journeys.
Find out more about the story behind the 2021 National NAIDOC Poster.
Download your copy of the colouring-in poster today.
With thanks to the NAIDOC Week Committee.