Our Logo - Australians Walk Together
This magnificent contemporary scene from the Indigenous light installation Songlines produced for Vivid Sydney 2016 is a powerful image of what Australians can achieve when they "walk together" – something in which we can truly rejoice.
Songlines was a visual tapestry of Indigenous art and a celebration of the spirituality and culture of our First Australians inspired by the ancient dreaming tracks that weave across the landscape and the skies. It was created by six renowned Australian Indigenous artists: Karla Dickens (Wiradjuri), Djon Mundine OAM (Bandjalung), Reko Rennie (Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay/Gummaroi), Gabriella Possum (Nungurrayi), Donny Woolagoodja (Worora) and the late Gulumbu Yunipingu (1954 – 2012 Gumatj).
This was the first indigenous work commissioned exclusively for the sails of our iconic Australian building. It was produced in collaboration with the artists and directed by Rhoda Roberts, Head of Indigenous Programming at the Sydney Opera House.
The combination of ancient dreaming tracks and state of the art technology has continued the evolution of Bennelong Point, known to the Gadigal people for thousands of years as Tubowgule, a site with a rich history as a gathering place for community, ceremony, songs, storytelling and celebration.
This work from Songlines, by Karla Dickens (Wiradjuri), has inspired a concept for the Recognition in Anthem Project logo.