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NAIDOC week: Artwork at ANMF office an enduring celebration

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NAIDOC Week, from 7 to 14 July, marks an important time to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. But at the ANMF (SA Branch), we didn’t want to limit these celebrations to just one week.

Next time you visit us at 191 Torrens Road Ridleyton, you’ll see this incredible piece of artwork ‘snaking’ its way up our foyer. The masterpiece was created by Indigenous artist Jordan Lovegrove to tell the story of the ANMF (SA Branch)’s relationship with our members and the wider community.

The snake represents the ANMF (SA Branch) and embodies seven meeting places that represent our values of Unity, Respect, Diversity, Passion and Compassion, Integrity and Justice, Organisational Growth and Excellence.

The large blue meeting places throughout the artwork represent our members and your strong relationship to us, while the smaller coloured meeting places show the many other people and communities helped by the ANMF (SA Branch) and our member nurses, midwives and personal care workers.

The artwork will be officially celebrated next week with a smoking ceremony to be conducted by Indigenous Elder and ANMF (SA Branch) Council member David Copley.

About the artist
Jordan Lovegrove, Indigenous Artist, Dreamtime Creative
Jordan is a Ngarrindjeri young man who combines intimate knowledge of Aboriginal communities and illustration skills to develop outstanding Indigenous artwork which is applied to a range of print and online communications.

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